HARTFORD — State Representatives Stephen Harding (R-107) and Will Duff (R-2) in conjunction with Veterans Services of New England are hosting a ‘Stuff a Humvee’ event to collect items to benefit local veterans in need.
The event will take place on Saturday, July 7th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m at the Bethel Municipal Center on 1 School Street in Bethel.
What: Stuff a Humvee Veterans Collection
When: Saturday, July 7th from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Bethel Municipal Center, 1 School Street, Bethel
There will be a ‘Humvee’ on the premises to collect non-perishable food items and toiletries that will then be donated to local Veterans in need. The Veteran Services of New England is a registered Connecticut not-for-profit, Veteran Service Organization* (VSO).
The Veteran Services of New England assist those in the reserves, active duty, prior service members and their immediate families, includes providing employment, mental health, recreational rehab assistance and other services associated with the transition from military service to the next phase of life and beyond.
Rep. Harding said, “I know that our local community has great appreciation for our military who protect our freedom here and around the globe. This initiative is a great way to support these brave men and women who do so much for us.”
“We can never forget the great sacrifice that our brave men and women in the Armed Forces gave so that we can enjoy our daily freedoms. I appreciate those selfless sacrifices and believe that it is our duty to at least provide some basic needs and services to our most vulnerable veterans, this Humvee collection is one small gesture for our veterans,” Rep. Duff said.
Some of the needed items include:
• Deodorant, men’s and women’s
• Razors, men’s & women’s
• Shaving cream
• Hand soap
• Shower gel
• Dental floss
• Feminine hygiene products
• “Depends” type products
• Vaseline and hand lotion
• Medicated foot powder
• Nail files/nail clippers
• Cough drops
• Vicks vapor rub
• Reusable water bottles
• Hand sanitizer
• Contact solution/eye drops
• Chapstick/lip balm
• Individual tissue packs
• Band aids
• Wet Ones type hand wipes
• Dry shampoo
• No-rinse wipes (for adult personal hygiene)
• NEW packs of adult socks, male and female – cotton or wool
• NEW packs of men’s & women’s underwear
• Nonperishable food items
• Cases of individual bottled spring water
• Gallon size spring water
• Regular “ground” coffee
• Nonperishable canned goods
• Packages of hard candies
• Instant coffee and hot cocoa
• Powder drink mixes
• Chewing gum
• New household cleaning supplies
• Non-prescription reading glasses (“Readers”)
• Can openers for nonperishable foods