State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87), in conjunction with Veterans Services of New England is hosting a ‘Stuff a Humvee’ event to collect items to benefit local veterans in need.

The event will take place on Saturday, June 2nd from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at American Legion Post 76 located at 20 Church Street in North Haven. 

There will be a ‘Humvee’ on the premises to collect non-perishable food items and toiletries that will then be donated to local Veterans in need. Rep. Yaccarino is working with town social services departments to identify organizations or veterans that are in most need of these items in the New Haven Country.

“It’s critical that we never forget the great sacrifice that our brave men and women in the Armed Forces gave so that we can enjoy our freedom.  I appreciate those sacrifices and believe that it is our duty to at least provide some basic needs and services to our most vulnerable veterans,” Rep. Yaccarino said.

What: Stuff a Humvee Veterans Collection

When: Saturday, June 2nd from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Where: 20 Church Street in North Haven

Some of the needed items include:

Personal Care:

  • Deodorant, men’s and women’s
  • Razors, men’s & women’s
  • Shaving cream
  • Soap
  • Hand soap
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Shower gel
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Dental floss
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Depends” type products
  • Vaseline and hand lotion
  • Medicated foot powder
  • Nail files/nail clippers
  • Cough drops
  • Vicks vapor rub
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Combs/hairbrushes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Contact solution/eye drops
  • Chapstick/lip balm
  • Individual tissue packs
  • Band aids
  • Wet Ones type hand wipes
  • Q-Tips
  • Dry shampoo
  • No-rinse wipes (for adult personal hygiene)

Clothing:

  • New or unworn adult winter jackets
  • New or unworn adult mittens and gloves
  • New or unworn adult winter hats and scarves
  • NEW packs of adult socks, male and female – cotton or wool
  • NEW packs of men’s & women’s underwear
  • New or unworn men’s & women’s shoes/boots/winter boots
  • New or unworn children’s winter jackets, mittens, gloves, hats and scarves

Food Items:

  • Nonperishable food items
  • Cases of individual bottled spring water
  • Gallon size spring water
  • Regular “ground” coffee
  • Nonperishable canned goods
  • Packages of hard candies
  • Instant coffee and hot cocoa
  • Powder drink mixes
  • Chewing gum

Miscellaneous:

  • New household cleaning supplies
  • Non-prescription reading glasses (“Readers”)
  • Hand/feet/body warmers
  • Can openers for nonperishable foods

Posted by Chris

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