The Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW Post 3473 in Cottage Grove and its Auxiliary are collecting donations for care packages to send to troops overseas for Christmas.
Kelvin Johnson is a member of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 132 and is helping the VFW and its Auxiliary collect donations for his Eagle Scout project.
When asked why he chose this as his project, Johnson said, “I wanted to do something to show that we, the people in America, care, to say thank you for their sacrifice, courage and honor they have given to America.”
Donation bins are in Cottage Grove at the following locations: VFW Post 3473, Cottage Grove Bowl, Freedom Fitness, Lincoln Middle School, and Cottage Grove High School.
There are three ways to donate. Donating items from the recommended care package item list that can be found at the donation bins, donating cards and letters — the troops really enjoy receiving these — and donating money for postage.
When leaving a postage donation, drop them off at the offices or the VFW post, not in the bins. Donations will be collected now through Nov. 15.