Red Cross revamping holiday heroes program

Posted at 9:46 PM, Sep 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-17 21:46:06-04

The local Red Cross is revamping its holiday heroes program, and it's encouraging Western New Yorkers to help provide comfort care kits for veterans in need.

The Red Cross will be collecting the following items for veterans and their families. Items can be dropped off now, through December at any Red Cross chapter locations.

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Comb
  • Shaving cream
  • Razors
  • Nail clippers
  • -Packs of gum

The Red Cross is now providing these essential toiletries in lieu of its long running Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program.

The Red Cross is also looking for volunteers to help construct and distribute these kits. If you're interested in learning more, you're encouraged to call 585-241-4418 or 716-878-2371.




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