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The Buffalo Grove Police Department is pleased to share it has again partnered with Help USA Troops to collect items for soldiers that are stationed overseas.
Help USA Troops is a local nonprofit organization that collects and sorts items that are shipped in packages to military members deployed around the world.
According to their website, Help USA Troops began in honor of LCPL James Stack of the United States Marine Corps, who was killed in action on November 10, 2010. Since then, Help USA Troops has sent approximately 800 packages filled with goodies to deployed service members each year.
The Buffalo Grove Police Department is collecting donated items now through April 25, 2018. The Help USA Troops donation box is located in the Police Department lobby, 46 Raupp Boulevard, where lists of requested items are available. Some of those include personal hygiene items, pocket-sized food and snacks, candy, gum, single-serving powdered drink packs, and iTunes gift cards.
“As a military veteran and police officer, I know how much the support of family and friends means, and I’m glad to give back as often as I can,” said Officer Matthew Mills, who is a member of the Buffalo Grove Police Department’s Community Relations Unit. “I have served overseas, and I vividly remember how much it meant to receive a package from back home.”
For a complete list of requested items, or for more information about the program, please visit: www.helpUSAtroops.com.