Help Troops in Afghanistan This Holiday Season

Donations are still needed, as are hands to help with the packing this Saturday.

The Newtown Police Union is spearheading a collection drive of supplies to support a military police unit currently stationed in Afghanistan. The unit, the 143rd Military Police Company, includes Newtown Police Officer Hayes.

Donations needed include:

  • baby wipes
  • tooth paste
  • deodorant
  • shampoo
  • soap
  • chapstick
  • socks (wool)
  • gloves
  • beef jerky
  • protein bars
  • granola bars
  • nuts
  • sunflower seeds
  • candy
  • dip/cigars
  • Nerf footballs
  • DVDs
  • iTunes gift cards

Items may be dropped off in the lobby of police headquarters, at 3 Main St., before Nov. 24. The public is also invited to join officers for a packing party on Nov. 24, at 9 a.m., in the Explorer Room located downstairs at Town Hall South (behind the police station).


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