Cooties collect for comrades

The Military Order of the Cootie Pup Tent No. 4 is collecting toiletries for hospitalized veterans at the Lock Raven V.A. Community Living and Rehabilitation Center.

The items will be distributed during the Cooties’ monthly visits with the veterans. There are about 140 veterans, including eight female veterans, at this facility.

Items requested include plastic 1-gallon zip-lock bags, liquid hand soap, shampoo, disposable razors, shaving gel, deodorant sticks, toothbrushes, medium tubes of toothpaste, denture cleaner, alcohol-free mouthwash, fingernail/toenail clippers, combs, white socks, feminine sanitary products, and word searches/crossword puzzles.

Items can be brought to the Canteen of the Essex-Holly Neck Memorial VFW Post 2621, 206 Riverside Rd., off Mace Ave. in Essex, from 2-10 p.m.

Thank you very much for letting these veterans know that no one has forgotten them.

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