Show the Troops We Care!

Dear Friends: 

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.