The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Chapter 46-3 is a nonprofit organization out of Billings. Their mission is to support and defend those who have defended our country and freedom and now, they need your help. They are in search of veterans in and around the Billings area for the holiday season.
Jeffrey Ferguson is the chapter commander for the organization. He said this is the second year they want to adopt or sponsor veterans for Christmas. He said it's all about veterans helping veterans. Never leaving a soldier behind.
"Our biggest goal is to help a veteran out," Ferguson said. "We might even just come out and visit. Like last year, my executive officer went into the hospital and visited veterans that were in the hospital alone for Christmas."
The organization will help veterans as well as their families. Ferguson said this year's goal is to adopt at least 10 veterans. So far, they have seven. He explained how this idea came about.
"When I was medically discharged, I couldn't go to work," Ferguson said. "My wife was diagnosed with a bleeding in her brain so she had brain surgery that same year and we were really down on our luck. We were trying to figure out how we were going to provide for our kids for the holiday. Well we had someone adopt us so you pay it forward."
This is not the only thing the Combat Veterans Association is doing for the holidays. Ferguson said even though the chapter can adopt so many families, they'd like to feed veterans on Christmas which is why a christmas breakfast will be hosted at the VFW Post 1634 on December 22nd.
"We'll have Santa Claus running around too, talking with the kids and if people want to take pictures with their kids with Santa, then he'll be available on site," Ferguson said.