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Monday, April 22, 2013

Coupons for Military Families

22- April-2013
  Memorial Day is less than two months away. The National budget situation is has forced the cancellation of active duty members of the Armed Forces from taking part in the Memorial Day parade like last year. However, there is still something that can be done to show support for the Women  & Men serving the United States overseas.
  The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW post # 5561 has been collecting manufactures coupons in order to send them to the families who are station overseas with the U.S. Military. This coupons are excepted at military commissaries, and at PX's on U.S. bases. These coupons are accepted for up to 6 months after the printed date of expiration.
  Mary Wagner of the Lady Auxiliary says the Post #5561 has  "adopted" a family station in Germany, as well as working with families station in Turkey. Coupons that are not used by the families they are sent to, are then passed out to other families who can use them. Ms. Wagner will except coupons for a number of categories including , but not limited to, Frozen Food, Baby Products, Household Cleaning Products, Personal Beauty Products, Can Goods, and Paper Products.  This also includes printable coupons. It is requested that the coupons be cut , and separated into individual categories, then placed in clear plastic bag and label accordingly.  Once a month the Ladies Auxiliary, in contact with their families, sends the coupons to the Military Families as needed. This is a year round project, so any time is a good time to make this kind of donation. The  families have responded to Post # 5561 and have let them know that the coupon sent are a big help to them, and other families they are stationed with.
  Envelops of coupons can be dropped off at the VFW Post # 5561, please use their mail slot located at 241 W. Shore Ave. This is the lower entrance across from the railroad tracks. Please identify them for Mary Wagner, Ms. Wagner asks if donor could included their name and address and she will send a  note to let you know that your coupons have been received, as well a heart felt thank-you from her and other members of Post # 5561.  For more information about this , or other project taht could help families of Military Personnel please contact Mary Wagner at chamarwag@msn.com
   This may been only a small donation, but every small step moves the world forward.



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