Vail Daily letter: Care packages for troops |

Vail Daily letter: Care packages for troops

Vickie Deacon
Vail, CO, Colorado

The Eagle County Republican Women just finished a very successful “Boxes for the Troops” drive.

We collected snack items, toiletries, books, and wrote cards and letters to include in the boxes for our soldiers.

We’d like to thank Alpine Bank in Eagle, and First Bank in Vail for placing the donation boxes in their bank location.

The Everything Store in Eagle not only had a donation box in their store, but gave us many products, as well, to benefit the soldiers. The Bookworm in Edwards contributed boxes of books for the troops.

Thanks also to the individuals who donated items, cash and their time: Milligan Property Management and the members of the Eagle County Republican Women. Because so many in the community were so generous, the amount of items for mailing was overwhelming ! On Friday, Nov. 18th, the Eagle County Republican Women mailed 45 boxes to three units of soldiers in Afghanistan.

If any in the community wish to donate to this project, help is needed with the cost of mailing. Monetary donations may be sent to : Eagle County Republican Women, c/o Vickie Deacon, President, PO Box 4762, Eagle, Colorado, 81631-4762.

Vickie Deacon

President of Eagle County Republican Women

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