10/22/2019 7:30:00 AM Peoples State Bank announces military care package drive
Soldiers serving overseas and Wisconsin's veterans in need of assistance will benefit from a military care donation drive this fall hosted by Peoples State Bank's eight retail locations in northern and central Wisconsin.
"The collection serves as a way for everyone to honor veterans and active military for their service," according to a Peoples State Bank press release. "The public is encouraged to participate by dropping off items in donation bins located at all central and northern Wisconsin Peoples State Bank locations. Donation items needed include non-perishable food items, batteries, blankets, stamps, and toiletries. Donations are given to the Rhinelander Military Support Group, which sends them to soldiers overseas and to agencies serving veterans in Wisconsin."
The donation drive is scheduled to run through Veterans Day, Nov. 11, the release states.
"Peoples is again proud to collect donations to support active military service personnel and veterans," president and CEO Scott Cattanach said. "We often take for granted their sacrifice - but enjoy our country's freedoms and security. Let's remember them this Veterans Day and donate to show our thanks."
"I know firsthand how incredibly uplifting these packages can be, having received one from the Rhinelander Military Support Group while I served in Iraq," noted Craig Lau, northern market president of Peoples State Bank. "This is one small way that we can show our veterans and active military members that we appreciate everything that they do for our country."
Last year, the military care package drive led by Peoples collected more than 7,700 items and $670 in cash donations, the release states.
A full list of items can be found on the Peoples State Bank website at www. bankpeoples.com, or at each location.
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