December 2nd - 20th, Operation Good Tidings will be collecting warm weather gear and toiletries for Veterans in need. Donations can be dropped off weekdays at the Howell Armory, 725 Isbell St, Howell, MI 48843 between , and also on Saturday, December 7th from . Items needed are listed below.
The effort is being coordinated by 21st Century Women’s Alliance of Michigan and Women Supporting Women Vets to help support homeless Veterans this winter. They are partnering with the Michigan Veterans Foundation to collect and the items to Veterans who need it most.
“We are inviting people in Livingston County to honor those who have served and fallen on hard times,” says organizer and military wife, Wendy Day, “It is a wonderful opportunity to show our appreciation for their service and help meet their basic needs.”
The Michigan Veterans Foundation is designed to help homeless Veterans regain their stability and return to self-sufficiency. Based in Detroit, the organization helps Veterans from around the state.Items Needed:· Gently used warm clothing (coats, long sleeve shirts, pants, sweatshirts, sweat pants, long johns, hats, mittens/gloves, shoes/boots, etc.)· New undergarments and socks· Toiletry items (tooth brush, tooth paste, floss, mouth wash, soap, shampoo/conditioner, loofah’s, brushes, female hygiene products, face wash, face lotion, body lotion, deodorant, etc.)· Additional items include (but not limited to) blankets, pillows, duffle bags/backpacks, & reading material.