Operation Enduring Support collecting donations for military troops overseas

DECATUR - Operation Enduring Support, a military family faith-based support group, is collecting donations of non-perishable food and other items to send to troops overseas this holiday season.

Suggested donations include protein bars, energy bars, granola bars, cheese and cracker packs, beef jerky and cheese sticks, canned meat and sandwich spread, individual powdered drink packages, hot chocolate packages, beanie babies, puzzle and game books, hand and foot warmers, dark lightweight socks, jersey gloves, hanging car deodorizers, cotton swabs, and baby wipes.  Donations for postage and items to fill the boxes are also appreciated.  

Submit APO/FPO addresses to Ann Irwin at a.irwin@att.net or by calling (217) 428-5936 or to Diana Olson at dolson@decaturgrace.org or calling (217) 429-5374.  They also may be mailed to OES c/o Grace United Methodist Church, 901 N. Main St., Decatur, IL 62521.

Donations may be mailed or brought to the church from 8:00 a.m. until noon every Monday through Thursday until collection stops.  Donations and addresses will need to be submitted by no later than Saturday, November 22.  The packages will be shipped overseas on December 2.
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