Veterans awareness drive stops in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A woman stopped in Lexington on Saturday as a part of an awareness drive she's taking around the country, all to help other veterans.

Lisa Groves, a disabled veterans advocate, drove through the bluegrass in a car covered in pro-veteran messages and signatures from hundreds she's helped along the way.

In 2011 she drove through 48 states helping others and bringing awareness to veterans. She brings clothing, personal items and non-perishable foods to veterans and their families from all over.

"I found veterans who are hungry out here. A lot have lost their hope. A lot has lost their hope and I'm not a medical worker but I live each day to make sure no veteran is left behind," Groves says.

Groves also says veterans share their stories of sadness and hope with her during awareness drives.

She even brings along comfort teddy bears for impromptu therapy sessions where she listens to their stories of hardships and triumphs.

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