American Red Cross Sending Cards And Packages To Service Members And Veterans

11/07/17 – 5:56 P.M.

The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter wants to service members and veterans cars for the holidays. Executive Director Todd James said that they are hosting a card making party for their annual Holiday for Heroes program. The party will be this Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at their Hancock County Office. Supplies will be provided and the public is invited to come.

They are also accepting items for care packages. The packages will be sent to service members to show them that you appreciate their sacrifice and to bring them a little comfort. We have a list of acceptable items below. The deadline for dropping items off is December 8.

Items for care packages:

  • Full sized and travel-sized toiletries
  • Feminine Hygiene items
  • Deodorant
  • Body/Foot powder
  • Floss
  • Tissues
  • Shave Gel
  • Dice
  • Books
  • Board Games
  • Protein bars/Nutrigrain bar type foods
  • Candy
  • Nuts
  • Gum
  • Beef sticks/Jerky
  • Cookies
  • Crackers
  • Pop-Tarts
  • Ramen/Mac and cheese (heat and serve that come in their own serving bowls
  • Just add water muffin, cake, cookie, bread mixes