Monday, November 11, 2013

Veterans Day

Another holiday is upon us to honor our war heroes and veterans.  If you, like me, is unable to attend wreath laying ceremonies, parades, and other memorials for those who served this country, there is something that you can do:  donate your gently used clothing and household items.

When I am cleaning the house (it happens), I try to recycle items that I no longer need.  I save these items for the Vietnam Veterans of America.  They need gently used clothing. They need bedding, drapes and curtains, housewares and glassware, jewelry and cosmetics, toys and games, books, small appliances in working order, and so much more.

The Vietnam Veterans of America have truck drivers that come and pick up your clearly marked items that you leave on your porch or drive way. They are sending out flyers with a date for the pick up but you have to call to confirm this day.  The Vietnam Veterans will also call you to let you know when they will be in your neighborhood.

Your donation is tax deductible.  Keep this worthwhile organization in mind and check them out on line:  WWW.VVA.ORG and schedule a pick up for your items.

Another worthwhile organization to aid veterans and those still serving in the armed forces is USO.  Please, check them out on line to find their locations and what you can do.

Also, the Parade Magazine, an insert in many Sunday newspapers, listed  Among other things this organization encourage is sending care packages to soldiers.  This may include books, toiletries, and sundries.  You will have to register to participate.

Bless our Veterans and those still serving.
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