Patricia Gentry spoke at the Tuesday meeting of the Leesville Rotary Club about Veterans’ Place.
Gentry’s passion for volunteering at Veterans Place was born from watching all of the life-changing projects the organization takes on to aid local veterans.
“Giving back to those who served have served our country well is awesome,” said Gentry.
Veterans’ Place was started by Quentin Murray and his wife Jacqueline as a place where local veterans could come and feel at home and a sense of community.
The business has a lot to offer, both to the community and to local veterans. Veterans’ Place offers custom patchwork sewing and monogramming. It has a tea room and a wide array of essential oils and diffusers.
The business also includes a private room where area veterans can come in to speak with counselor volunteers from the VA Medical Center in Alexandria.
The Murrays and their team of volunteers have made it their mission to offer veterans a place where they can reminisce about their time in the service with other veterans, creating a sense of homeliness and community within the Veterans’ Place shop.
Veterans’ Place is open to the public and welcomes anyone who would like to come in and take a tour or thank a veteran.
They also host fundraisers and sell items to the public to help generate funds to offer more benefits to the veterans that stop by, free of charge.
Veterans’ Place is located at 1506 B South 5th St., in Leesville.