Once a month the volunteers with the VFW Post 2995 Troop Support program collect “comfort items” at local stores and then pack and ship boxes to U.S. troops serving at isolated forward operating bases in Afghanistan.
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This weekend the volunteers are collecting items at the store at the following times:
•Friday 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
•Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
•Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
They are very short of volunteers for the afternoon shifts on both Saturday and Sunday.
If you have time to assist with the collections this weekend, please contact John Kenny, who runs the local VFW Troop Support Program, at Kjjkenny@aol.com
--Information is from the Overlake Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol and Redmond Patch archives.