FLUVANNA – Mothers and fathers of local U.S. service men and women are making a final push to collect donations ahead of their Christmas Care Package drive this weekend.
Susan Rowley, the President of Blue Star Mothers NY Chapter 4, says her group is holding their annual packing event on Saturday after their safety plan that was approved by the County Health Department.
Currently, Rowley says her group is a little short on supplies and are asking the community to help reach their goal of filling 500 care packages to send overseas.
“We want to thank our amazing Community for their unending commitment and support of our men and women who serve in our military and will be serving and protecting us away from home this Christmas,” said Rowley. “ We know with your help, we will be able to reach all of the heroes on our list.”
The group is asking for donations like:
- Full Size bottles (20oz) of body wash and shampoo
- Small jars (16oz) Peanut butter creamy and crunchy
- 10oz cans of Peanuts and mixed nuts
- Canned Fruit (15oz) pull top cans
- Foil packets of Tuna
- Tuna or Chicken Salad and cracker packets
- Trail Mix
- Single Packets of Water Enhancers for flavoring water bottles
- Coffee (soft packets)
- Slim Jims/meat sticks
- Beef Jerky
- Handwritten notes, letters or cards
Donations can be dropped off at the Fluvanna Community Church, 3363 Fluvanna Ave., Jamestown, in the Community Room at the back of church from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and from noon until 7 p.m. on Friday.
Those who would like to help in-person on Saturday should contact Kathy Collver via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via phone at (716) 450-5593.