The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2992 has joined "forces" with the Des Plaines Healthy Community Partnership's Seasons of Service committee for a Make a Difference Day project.
Together they are collecting personal care and food items for our service men and women that are currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Collection sites include City Hall, the Des Plaines Public Library, Prairie Lakes Community Center, Frisbie Senior Center and Oakton Community College.
The soldier's wish list includes such items as: lip balm, body powder, baby wipes, duct tape, dental floss, sun block SPF 30+, hand/foot warmers, Gatorade, vacuum packer or canned pasta, chili, stew, salmon, tuna, chicken pouches, etc. A more detailed list is available at each drop off site. The collection will take place throughout the entire month of October.
For more information, please contact Dave Murphy, VFW Post#2992 Post Commander at 847-296-9878.