How you can make a difference on Valentine's Day next month

Published: Jan. 12, 2018 at 3:52 PM MST
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Valentine's Day is just over a month away, and you have the chance to make a positive impact on this day for someone that may not have many people around.

The "My Golden Valentine" project is a combined effort by two Rapid City radio stations, Power 107.1 KSLT and 97.9 The Breeze. This is the 12th year, and they hope to deliver more than 10,000 cards this year. Assisted living homes, nursing homes, Black Hills Works, and Cornerstone Rescue Mission are just a few places that receive Valentine's that you could make and give.

Program Director for Power 107.1 KSLT Jamie Knapp says, "So it wasn't long ago, I went to this assisted living facility and I visited this woman, and she grabbed my hand, and she got tears in her eyes, and she said, 'Thank you for coming to visit me, nobody ever comes and visits me.' And I said, 'It's absolutely my pleasure.' And I think of people like that who could just use a simple smile, a Valentine, something to let them know that you're thinking about them."

To get involved, you can go to either station's website. There, you will find a complete list of drop-off locations in Rapid City and other towns stretching from Dickinson, North Dakota to Alliance, Nebraska. The deadline to drop those Valentine's off is February 7th.