CCRC showing support for U.S. military personnel

BELLAIRE The Country Club Retirement Campus is showing its appreciation to soldiers who are currently serving in Afghanistan by collecting and sending care packages to Emory Necessary and his unit.

Necessary has been in the Army for 14 years and is currently on his sixth tour of duty.

The last day to drop off items is March 4.?On March 6, the packages will be assembled and sent off that day.

There are multiple drop-off points in Powhatan Point and Bellaire. Some of the drop off points include:

  • Bellaire Veterans Services,
  • Bellaire High School,
  • Bellaire American Legion,
  • Powhatan Municipal Building,
  • Powhatan American Legion,
  • Powhatan VFW.

For more locations, call Kristin Wittenbrook, marketing director of Country Club Retirement Campus at (740) 676-2300.

“We have residents in our facility that are anxious and worried every day about their loved ones overseas fighting for our country and our liberty,” said Wittenbrook. “Even without the basic supplies, these men and women continue to do their job.”

A lot of the times, when supplies do come in, there are not enough for everyone, which is why donating these supplies is so crucial.

The following items they are asking for include:

  • Shaving cream,
  • Razors,
  • Shower gel,
  • Batteries of all types,
  • Hand wipes,
  • Beef jerky,
  • Popcorn,
  • Hard candy,
  • Crystal light packs,
  • Itunes gift card,
  • Used DVD’s.

“We want them to know we still care about them and thank them for their service,” said Beverly Necessary, whose son is in the unit that will be receiving the supplies. “This way we can give a little back to them for everything they do to us.”

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