SPARKS REPUBLICAN WOMEN
This year, we "adopted" the veterans who are being treated in the Veterans Administration hospital in Reno. SRW makes red gift bags (pictured above) with a note: "Thank you for your service." We then donate them for distribution to the veterans.
They include personal size toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, razor, shaving cream, foot powder, combs, and emery boards. We also have donated puzzle books, pens, pencils, shower caps, and socks for the VA to distribute as needed to the veterans.
So far this year, we have donated twice -- 60 bags earlier this summer and 25 this fall. A volunteer from the VA contacted us to tell us how surprised and happy the veterans are when they are handed their bags. "That's for me?"
-- Lynne Hartung, President