Fairbanks Vet Center offers cold weather boots to in need veterans

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Fairbanks Vet Center has established a new program called Operation Bunny Boot to help in need veterans keep their feet warm this winter.
The boots were ordered in anticipation of the annual stand-down that takes place over the summer - but staff decided to hand out the cold weather boots early.
In order to receive a pair of boots, veterans must have either a DD 2-14 card, or a V-A Health Care Card and at least one other form of identification.
Outreach Coordinator with the Fairbanks Vet Center, Brad Bunnell said it's all about looking out for our local veterans.
"As we all know, winter gets really, really cold up here and a lot of homeless vets have the proper footwear so the director and I came together and we thought of a process to issue out these bunny boots. We have an excess supply of bunny boots in various sizes, 6/7s, 10s, 11s and 12s, wides and regulars,” he said.
The bunny boots will be handed out through the month of December until they run out.