The organizers of the local Wreaths Across America effort in North Adams knew they'd taken on a big challenge with their goal to place a wreath on the gravestone of every city veteran. But they didn't know just how big a challenge it would be.

IBerkshires.com reports that Donna Engels and Donna Whitcomb were planning to raise $25,000 to put wreaths of remembrance on the graves of about 2,500 veterans. The number of wreaths, however, is coming up short.

The full number of graves is 3,218 and Southview Cemetery alone has 2,867 at last count. So, the group's changed tactics to focus on Southview alone but it still needs to come up about 500 wreaths.

If you would like to help out each sponsorship is$15; for every two purchased, the nonprofit Wreaths Across America provides a third. the deadline for donations is Friday, Nov. 30th, to allow enough time to place the order for delivery.

For more information and to help click on this link Wreaths Across America