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Donations for vets needed

By Deborah BeCraft | Published Saturday, August 4, 2018
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The Rhome Veterans are asking for help with our backpack project for homeless veterans. This year we are filling backpacks with snacks and personal hygiene items in travel sizes. We have already purchased 200 backpacks and only need help getting enough products to fill them.

Here is a list of items that are needed (please only new and unused): shampoo, conditioner, disposable razors, bar or liquid soap, hand sanitizer, toothpaste, dental floss, toothbrushes, mouthwash, pocket combs, cleansing wipes, deodorant, shaving cream, socks, gloves and wool or knit caps and scarves.

We will also add snacks that do not require cooking or refrigeration and that do not melt, such as individual packs of crackers, cookies, chips, trail mix, beef jerky and granola bars. Gift certificates from places like McDonalds, Wendy’s, Sonic, Whataburger, etc. will also be accepted.

Since these backpacks go to different towns in the North Texas area, the gift certificates need to be from common chain stores that are in most places.

We’re hoping the wonderful citizens of Wise County will help us fill backpacks with these items for our homeless and needy veterans. We will pack them in late October and distribute them at the end of November or early December. Deadline for donations is Oct. 15.

We want to thank everyone in advance for their generosity in helping us help our veterans.

Cash donations will also be accepted and will be used to purchase any items still needed.

To make a donation, contact:
Deborah BeCraft, commander, Rhome Veterans
817-636-2826 or 817-475-0904
silkpoodles@hotmail.com or rhomeoldtownfun@hotmail.com
P.O. Box 132
Rhome, TX 76078

Deborah BeCraft
Rhome

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