Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Red Cross begins Knit Your Bit for Veterans

Our Boys Need Sox collection underway

GREENVILLE (November 21, 2017) — In a tradition dating back to World War I, the Northern Miami Valley Chapter of the Red Cross is collecting socks for veterans. Back in the day, the socks were knitted by volunteers with a label sewn into each garment that read, “A gift of the American People thru the American Red Cross.” At the peak, each Red Cross chapter was providing 55,000 socks every three months.

Today, as the Northern Miami Valley Chapter celebrates its Centennial, we’re asking for donations of newly purchased socks to provide warmth and comfort for our Veterans. You can drop off donations of new socks from now until the end of the year at any of these Red Cross locations:

130 Martz Street, Greenville
1314 Barhart Rd, Troy
1830 Limestone, Springfield
207 Water Street, Sidney

Serving members of the military, veterans and their families has been a cornerstone of the American Red Cross mission since Clara Barton began her humanitarian aid work on the battlefields of the Civil War. Our mission today is to continue loyal service to the Armed Forces and aid in bringing comfort and care.

For more information about Our Boys Need Sox: Knit Your Bit, call 937-399-3872.

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