Darien-Woodridge Fire Department Collecting Supplies for U.S. Troops
The Darien-Woodridge Fire Department is partnering with Local 3437 for 'Operation Support Our Troops,' a project to send needed supplies overseas during the month of October.
The Darien-Woodridge Fire District and the Darien Woodridge Professional Firefighters Association Local 3437 are again joining forces in Operation Support Our Troops—America (OSOT,) which is a volunteer-based 501c3 organization. The Fire District will serve as a collection point for supplies to be sent overseas during the month of October.
OSOT stays in direct contact with the troops overseas, and notes the items that the troops are requesting. They then collect those supplies and send 25-pound packages to individual military personnel.
A list of items being requested is available at each Darien-Woodridge fire station, which also will serve as a drop off point. Each fire vehicle also will have lists to give out to the public.
The list of items will be available online at www.dwfd.org. The Darien-Woodridge fire stations are located at 7550 Lyman in Darien and 5901 Belmont and 8687 Lemont Rd, both in unincorporated Downers Grove.
You can help by donating the following items to be included in boxes shipped to our troops. Needed items include:
- shaving cream (nonaerosol please)
- black or white socks - crew length with no visible logos
- beef jerky
- individual packets of drink mix
- 1 lb cans/bags of ground coffee
- individually wrapped packets of coffee creamer
- body wash for men (18 oz or less)
- dental floss/floss picks
- lipbalm (Chapstick, etc)
Each member of the military receives a package weighing approximately 25 pounds. and costs about $25 to ship. Those donating are asked to please check the expiration dates on items donated.
*The above was a media announcement from the Darien-Woodridge Fire Department.