Wichita veterans open clothing closet to help those in need

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Members of the American Legion Post 256 hope fellow veterans can find comfort coming to them for assistance.

The Veteran's Clothes Closet is a new, free clothing center located at 4301 west Pawnee in Wichita.

Organizer, Mary Lynch-Clay says the goal is to help all veterans whether they're homeless, or just having a hard time making ends meet.

"It's really all about helping our veterans, helping them figure out ways that they can cut cost and be able to use the money to maybe buy more food, or maybe get supplies for the kids," Clay said.

All of the clothing was donated and ranges from new to gently used. Women's, men's and children's clothing items are available for all seasons.

The closet will be open every third Sunday from 1 p.m.- 7 p.m. and third Monday from 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. each month.

Organizers ask that you bring your VA identification, military separation papers or driver's license identifying you're a veteran.

"If it's just one veteran that comes in here then it's worth it," member Randy Clay said.

The organization is accepting clothing donations for people of all ages. The clothes must be clean and free of holes and stains.

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