Through Thursday, Nov. 5, the public can donate much-needed items to fill backpacks for homeless military veterans who are staying temporarily at the Siena Francis House. Items can be dropped off at Bellevue University’s Military Veteran Services Center at 2108 Harvell Drive, Bellevue, Nebraska. Donations can also be dropped off outside the building for those wishing to avoid contact due to the pandemic.
Heather Carroll, Manager of the Military Veteran Services Center, chatted with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" about the program and the needs yet to be filled. Those needs include hand sanitizer (8 ounce or less bottles), masks, blankets, baby wipes, hand and body lotion, hand and feet warmers, individually packaged snacks such as cheese and cracker packs, candy, small bags of chips, men and women’s deodorant, lip balm, winter hats and gloves and women’s bars of soap. Monetary and gift card donations are also being accepted.
More infomration can be found at https://news.bellevue.edu/donations-needed-to-fill-96-backpacks-for-homeless-military-veterans/