Red Cross collecting military holiday gift packages


American Red Cross collecting holiday gift packages, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Walmart, Ottawa.

OTTAWA — The American Red Cross of West Central Ohio will collect items to send to troops from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Walmart, Ottawa.

Find a full list of needed items on LimaOhio.com. Please do not purchase alcohol, pork products, chocolate, canned goods, Keurig K cups, hand sanitizer, compasses, sunscreen, flashlights or salacious magazines. We will not send these items.

We are accepting financial donations to help pay for shipment as well as receive “thank you cards” to our service members to insert into the gift packages. You may drop these off at the Ottawa office, 227 E. Main St., Ottawa, through Nov. 16.

Requested Items: (INDIVIDUAL SIZES PLEASE)

• Ground coffee (single packs)

• Individual packets of sugar/sweetener & creamer

• Slim Jims/jerky (beef, turkey only)

• Trail Mix, Power Bars, Granola bars, Sunflower Seeds

• Individual size cookies, Rice Krispies Treats

• Powdered Gatorade/Lemonade or other refreshing drinks

• Crackers and cheese spreads, popcorn, pretzels, nuts (individual size)

• Shampoo/Body wash (3 to 5 oz. size)

• Shaving cream (non-aerosol)/Disposable razors

• Mouth wash, Toothpaste, Floss, Dental Picks (small size)

• Wet Ones or Body wipes (medium size)

• Non- melting candy/gum (no chocolate)

• Deodorant

• Socks (nice medium weight)

• Feminine hygiene items (travel size)

• Eye glass cleaning wipes

• Amazon.com gift cards for soldiers to purchase gifts for family

• Game books (Word search, Suduko, etc)

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American Red Cross collecting holiday gift packages, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Walmart, Ottawa.

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