Stuff a Humvee to Help Local Veterans

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State Representative Stephanie Cummings (R-74), in conjunction with Veterans Count Connecticut, Waterbury Veteran’s Memorial Committee and Stop and Shop Supermarkets, and with assistance from the Connecticut Military Department , is hosting a “Stuff a Humvee” event to collect needed items and money to assist local veterans in need.

Stop and Shop will have collection boxes at all three Waterbury locations – Waterbury Plaza, 240 Chase Ave., Naugatuck Valley Shopping Center, 920 Wolcott St., and 410 Reidville Drive from October 21 through November 16.

The Stuff a Humvee event will take place on November 19th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Super Stop & Shop located at 410 Reidville Dr., Waterbury.

“I am extremely proud of the men and women who dedicate their lives to serving and defending our country and I’m honored to lend a hand to help collect much-needed supplies to make their lives a little easier,” Rep. Cummings said. “With generous help from veterans’ groups and your donations I’m confident we can make a positive difference in many Connecticut vet’s lives.”

What: Stuff a Humvee Veterans Collection

When: Sunday, November 19th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

            Collections will take place at all three Waterbury locations from October 21 – November 16

Where: Super Stop and Shop, 410 Reidville Drive, Waterbury

Some of the needed items include:

Personal Care:
· Deodorant, men’s and women’s
· Razors, men’s & women’s

  • Shaving cream
  • Soap
  • Hand soap
    · Shampoo/conditioner
  • Shower gel
  • Toothbrushes
    · Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
    · 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
    · Combs/hairbrushes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Contact solution/eye drops
  • Chapstick/lip balm
  • Individual tissue packs
  • Band aids
  • Wet Ones type hand wipes
  • Q-Tips
  • Dry shampoo
  • No-rinse wipes (for adult personal hygiene)

Clothing:

  • New or like new adult winter jackets
  • New or like new adult mittens and gloves
  • New or like new adult winter hats and scarves
    · NEW packs of adult socks, male and female – cotton or wool
  • NEW packs of men’s & women’s underwear
  • New or like new men’s & women’s shoes/boots/winter boots
  • New or like new children’s winter jackets, mittens, gloves, hats and s carves

Food Items:

  • 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

Miscellaneous:

  • New household cleaning supplies
  • Non-prescription reading glasses (“Readers”)
  • Hand/feet/body warmers
  • Can openers for nonperishable foods

 

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