Military Boots Being Filled With Cash To Help Veterans In Chippewa County

A Chippewa County Man is helping veterans in need by putting donation boots near cash registers across the county.

Rudy Johnson, the head of the local veteran’s fund board, is using the military boots to raise money to help local vets with clothing, heat, and electric bills.

The boots are all dedicated with the name of the soldier that wore them and so far have raised more than $2,500.

Stores say they love to support locals in need in such a unique way.

“People seem to be responding well to it, because it’s something unique, it somebody else’s boot that they wore over there and its special,” Neville’s Superette’s Wendy Cook, said.

The boots are on display at more than 25 locations in Chippewa County:

In Bay Mills: Pickles Bar & Grill.

In Brimley: Bay Mart, Brim-Cor, Four Season’s Market, Jack’s Grub & Pub, American Legion.

In Hulbert Township: American Legion, Hulbert Happy Hour.

In Kinross: Sunoco.

In Newbery: Pickleman’s Pantry.

In Paradise: Berry Patch Gifts, Bakery and Restaurant, Paradise Food Pantry, Paradise Recreational Sports, Gene’s Tahquamenon General Store.

In Rudyard: Huck’s Pub & Grill, Pure County Family Restaurant, Shute’s Gas Station.

In Sault Ste. Marie: Cup of the Day, Frank’s Place, Midpoint Marathon, and Neville’s Superette.

In Strongs: Lumberjacks Tavern, Roxanne’s Smokehouse Restaurant, the Strongs Motel & Tavern.

In Trout Lake: Trout Lake IGA, McGowan’s Restaurant & Motel.