Collection for Overseas Troops


Sunday June 12, 2022
Contact:Frank Forrest 860-690-2845

Support Our Soldiers-Connecticut will be holding a Fourth of July/summer collection event to support our overseas Troops on Sunday, June 12, 2022 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., at Hillstown Grange, 617 Hills Street, East Hartford.
Items requested from Camp Lemonnier Djibouti:
“Your items are greatly appreciated. Please consider us for future care packages, which we also send down range. Items that are always needed and appreciated in our warm climate theaters include:
Bug spray (malaria is a real threat to our service people **DO NOT SEND AEROSOLS)
Sunscreen (25 SPF or greater **DO NOT SEND AEROSOLS)
Foot powder
Single serving snack items (cookie packets, peanuts/nuts, fruit snacks, crackers, jerky, Slim Jims, candy that doesn't melt, things that do not need to be heated up to eat, instant coffee, Gold Fish, etc.)
Electrolyte drink packets (Gatorade, Powerade, etc.)
Feminine hygiene products
Baby wipes, or the equivalent (Dude Wipes, etc.)
Dental Hygiene products (single packaged toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash)
Deodorant + antiperspirant (**DO NOT SEND AEROSOLS)
Laundry Detergent
Bug spray”
Volunteers are needed on the day of the event to sort items, pack boxes, and draw letters and cards to add to the boxes. This is a perfect event for all ages!
It costs about $900 to ship the packages, and we need donations to help defray postage costs. Checks should be made out to SOS Connecticut and mailed to: SOS Connecticut, c/o Frank Forrest, 165 Maple Street, East Hartford, CT 06118.
For more information or to volunteer, call Frank Forrest at 860-690-2845, or
email: sosconnecticut@aol.com
Location: Hillstown Grange, 617 Hills Street, East Hartford.
Date: Sunday, June 12, 2022
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm EDT
Duration: 2 hours
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: csiccalendar
Updated: Wednesday, May 11, 2022 1:05pm EDT