Sheriff's Office asks for Donations for Care Packages
This is a reprint of an article from the Oregonian on Veteran's Day, November 11, 2014.
DONATIONS FOR VETERANS: — RICK BELLA The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is calling for donations for care packages that will be sent to service members overseas. Sheriff Craig Roberts will give the effort a boost Friday, when he unveils a new Military Employee Support Program that provides financial help, family care, gift certificates, youth programs and help readjusting when veterans return to civilian law enforcement. Donations can be made by mailing acheck to CCPOBF, P.O. Box 678, Clackamas, OR 97015. Put “Attn: Military Employee Support Program” to help support veterans’ families, “Attn: Deployed Vet Drive” for care packages. Care package items can be dropped off at the county’s Public Safety Training Center, 12700 S.E. 82nd Ave., Clackamas. Acceptable items include well-packaged sweets, nuts, powdered drink mix, jerky, granola bars, dried fruit, coffee and tea, crackers, bedding, toiletries, eye drops, foot powder, DVDs, books, magazines, cotton socks, and games. The Clackamas County Peace Officers' Benevolent Foundation is a partner in this effort. The CCPOBF is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit and has sent "Care Packages" to law enforcement officers deployed to active duty in past years. The efforts of the Sheriff's Office will have a tremendous positive impact on those employees spending the holidays away from home, defending our nation.