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Local group reaching out for veterans

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Organizations and students on the University of Florida campus had the opportunity to give back to veterans today in honor of the upcoming holiday. The Americans for Prosperity Organization held a Veterans Day Drive to help homeless veterans in Alachua County.  Americans for Prosperity Vice President Courtney Enright says this is a great way for people to do their part.

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The donated items will go to the HONOR center which houses and helps rehabilitate homeless veterans in our community.

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