Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing the kick off of a holiday troop drive to support our heroes this upcoming season.
Senator Marty Golden, a member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs stated, “What better way to say thank you to those brave men and women that are currently serving in the Armed Forces by making sure that this holiday season, they have the personal items necessary to enhance their quality of life overseas. May we continue to remember that it is our military who has allowed us to live in freedom and to celebrate our holidays amongst family and friends.”
Golden continued, “The troops of the United States have devoted their life and their career to the protection of our nation. I trust that this community will come together and will show their gratitude to our American heroes.”
Suggested donations include: tube socks (Green/Black), Tan and Green T-shirts, unscented baby powder, games (Domino’s, Checkers, Chess) chap stick/lip balm, batteries, Long Johns, snacks, phone cards, batteries, baby wipes, Pop Tarts, shaving cream, razors, toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant, sun screen, toilet paper, mac and cheese, mouthwash, toiletries, canned goods, snacks chips, powdered drinks, cup of soup, DVD’s, books, magazines, sun block, flea, envelopes, pens and pencils, paperback books, playing cards, tick and lice powder, and holiday cards.
Donations will be accepted until Monday, December 5, 2009 at either of Senator Golden’s District Offices located at 7408-5th Avenue or at 3604 Quentin Road, Monday through Friday. For more information please contact (718) 238-6044.