Veteran posts collecting items for troops

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PROSPECT — American Legion Post 194 and VFW Post 8075 have teamed up to support Connecticut soldiers who have been deployed to Afghanistan.

The posts are seeking donations to put together care packages for deployed troops. The items sought include powdered drink mixes, regular ground coffee, fruit snacks, gum, DVD movies, pre-paid phone cards, hand sanitizers, alcohol wipes, baby wipes, dental floss, Q-Tips, tooth paste, tooth brushes, sanitary supplies for female soldiers.

All items will be accepted at the VFW Post 8075, 218 Cheshire Road, daily from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. throughout the month of December. The packages will be shipped out in early January.

For more information, call Robert Moraniec at (203) 758-4733.