Help Veterans in Need; Donate Toiletry Items for Veteran Comfort Kits

Veterans Day and 100 years of American Red Cross services in our region by donating
travel-size toiletries for local veterans and veterans hospitals and assembling
these items into comfort kits on Veterans Day.

PORTLAND, Ore., October 31,
In honor of Veterans Day on November 11 and in
celebration of 100 years of Red Cross services in Oregon and Southwest
Washington, t
he local Red Cross is collecting travel-size
toiletry items to assemble into comfort kits and give to local veterans and
veterans hospitals November 2 through November 11.
        Community members are asked to donate travel-sized toiletries
at the following locations:
·       Red Cross in Portland
3131 N Vancouver Ave., Portland, OR
·       Red Cross in Vancouver                                   
5109 NE 82nd Ave.,
Vancouver, WA
·       ESCO Corporation
2141 NW 25th Ave.,
Portland, OR
toothpaste, deodorant, first aid kits, hand sanitizer, body wash/soap, shampoo,
conditioner, lotion, foot powder, bar soap, bandages, sewing kits, soft
toothbrushes, emery boards, feminine hygiene products, washcloths
VETERANS DAY:     Help the Red Cross
assemble the donated toiletries into comfort kits on Veterans Day, November 11, between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.,
Red Cross Regional Headquarters, 3131 N Vancouver Ave., in Portland, OR. 
more information on our Veterans Day Comfort Kit Drive visit
ABOUT RED CROSS SERVICE TO THE ARMED FORCES: The American Red Cross plays a vital role in supporting our military and their families. Emergency communications, financial assistance, counseling and other services are available to active duty personnel, National Guard and Reservists, retired military members, and their immediate families.

READ A LOCAL STORY ABOUT OUR WORK: Vancouver volunteer, Julie Berger helped a deployed serviceman reunite with his father hours before his dad died.

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS: The Red Cross emergency communications service is a valued resource that family members can use to ensure the delivery of important messages to their loved ones in a time of crisis or celebration. Our verification service also helps military authorities make leave decisions for soldiers to return home to their families

HERO CARE NETWORK: The Red Cross briefs departing service members and their families regarding available support services and explains how the Red Cross may assist them during deployment.

RECONNECTION WORKSHOPS: These free workshops focus on positive reunions among family members and their returning deployed loved ones. Actively licensed and specially trained Red Cross mental health professionals lead participants through information and discussions designed to help identify and respond to the challenges of readjusting to and transitioning back to a changed family dynamic. Topics include: Communicating Clearly, Exploring Stress and Trauma, Identifying Depression, Relating to Children and Working through Anger.

the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to
victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches
skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports
military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit
organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American
public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossCasc.