October 26, 2015

Marine Corps collecting socks and gear to help homeless Vets - Andrea Turner

The Marine Corps League Detachment 1324, located in southern Maine, is holding a fundraiser known as ‘The Warm Feet for Veterans Project’. This aims to collect any new or gently used socks, gloves, hats and coats (or any other items worn in the cooler Maine months) from the general public over the next several weeks as the weather starts to become colder. These items will be donated to the shelters and agencies which help homeless veterans and their families who reside in southern Maine. This is a great opportunity not only to clean out closets of items no longer needed, but to also give to others who are less fortunate…especially during the colder months and with the holidays quickly approaching. 
According to Jay McKenna, “The Marine Corps League Detachment is a fairly young organization in terms of their location here in southern Maine, and has grown rapidly from 31 members to 86, making it the fastest growing Marine Corp League to date.” 

The league has run this fundraiser for many years within their social circle, but this is the first year the league has reached out to the general public for donations, and they hope it will be even more successful than in the past. This league has other fundraisers they do for those in need, particularly right around Christmas, and they want to get a head start on the “giving season”. The group says all new and gently used donations will be accepted, and will be distributed accordingly. 

Donations can be dropped off at the collection box at the Time4Printing office at 588 Roosevelt Trail in Windham. For any questions regarding this cause, please contact Jay McKenna at 207-893-1969, or Herb Broy at 207-653-3543.

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