So many of us want to show our appreciation for our troops – for their dedication and their service. I am often asked by members of the community how they can help. My office in Poughkeepsie and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office are serving as collection sites for various items needed for the men and women serving our country. I am working with an area organization, Semper Fi Parents of the Hudson Valley, a registered state charity (501c(3) not-for-profit) who will ship the items to military personnel. If you are able to contribute to this effort, our service men and women would appreciate any of the following items. Your participation in this endeavor is genuinely welcomed.
Senator Steve Saland
Powdered drink mixes White socks
Coffee Pajama bottoms
Peanuts Sweat pants
Snacks Boxer shorts
Trail Mix T-shirts
Prepackaged tuna Hand held games
Canned fruit Men’s shower gel
Sunflower seeds Ladies bath and body products
Beef Jerky Cards
Candy Lip balm
Handwarmers Foot Powder
Cheese/beef logs DVDs and CDs
Batteries Helmet liners (knit or crochet)
If you have any questions, please feel free to call my office at (845) 463-0840. Thank you for supporting our troops!
Drop off locations: Senator Saland’s office, 3 Neptune Road,
Suite 19A, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Columbia County Sheriff’s Office
Public Safety Facility, 85 Industrial Tract, Hudson, NY 12534
(518) 828-0601 ext. 1400
Donations will gladly be accepted until March 31, 2010.