Care packages going to local military men and women
Care packages are being sent overseas to the men and women serving in the 846th Transportation Company (MT) from Salisbury.
Packages will be assembled Saturday from 1-5 p.m. at the Reserve Center at 1835 Jake Alexander Blvd. Volunteers are needed to help with the packing.
Donations of items may be brought that day also. These can include well-sealed food items (single packets of Pringles, cookies, crackers, canned nuts and beef jerky); things to read and do (local magazines and newspapers; puzzle books, CDs, DVDs); non-liquid personal items (wash cloths, hand towels, toothbrushes, travel toothpaste, dental floss, packaged razors, scented soaps bars, small bottles of pain medication, individual laundry detergent/fabric softener, chapstick, feminine items); and items for connections (personal greeting cards addressed, “Dear Service Member”; letters from children or art work with patriotic themes; blank stationery sets and/or greeting cards; pens/pencils; international phone cards).
Other drop-off points prior to Saturday are the East Rowan YMCA, the Rowan County Library in Salisbury and in China Grove and the YMCA in China Grove.
Also, the 846th Family Readiness Group must finance the shipment of the 175 care packages from Salisbury to New York. From there, the military will transport the packages to our men and women in southwest Asia.
If your business or civic organization would like to make a contribution toward the shipping costs, please present a check (made out to the 846th Family Readiness Group) to the group’s treasurer at the Saturday gathering. Also, donations of Mount Rushmore stamps, which are $4.80, are welcomed.
Please contact Karen Puckett, a volunteer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-279-7428 for more information.