Operation Gratitude

A collection drive in support of Operation Gratitude, which annually sends more than 250,000 care packages to deployed troops, new recruits, veterans, first responders, and wounded heroes and their caregivers, is being sponsored by a group of area U.S. military veterans.
Items needed include all-purpose wipes, single or 30-count packs or smaller; batteries, AA and/or AAA; deodorant, travel size, non-aerosol; drink mix, individual serving packets; chewing gum; hand warmers; jerky, individual bags; lip balm; pencils, mechanical preferred; playing cards; body powder, travel size; puzzle books, 7”x10” preferred size; sewing kits, travel size; socks, black crew length; sunscreen, travel size, non-aerosol; items handmade with love; cool ties; knit or crocheted hats and scarves; paracord survival bracelets; handwritten letters; underwear, men’s and women’s in various sizes; and shower shoes.
Sgt. Major (E-9) Larry E. Williams, U.S. Army/Retired will be at Sewanee Auto on University Avenue from 10 a.m. until noon, Saturday, March 23, to pick up items. You may also bring all items to the Vietnam-Era Veterans Honors Day and Fair, at noon on Saturday, March 30, at the Coffee County Fairgrounds, 99 Lakeview Dr., Manchester. Admission is free, and parking is free. This event is sponsored by the VFW Post 10904, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90, American Legion Gold Star Post 78, and Sequatchie Valley Veterans Honor Guard.
For more info contact Sgt. Major Williams at (931) 924-3000 or .

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