SRW Members Ready to Present Gift Bags to Veterans
Veterans Gift Bags - June & October 2012- Sparks Republican Women adopted the veterans at the Sierra Nevada Veterans Hospital. In June, the members donated 60 bags of toiletries to the Veterans Hospital Volunteer Services Department. Each bag contained: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, a toothbrush, floss, foot powder, deodorant, a razor, shaving creme, and an emery board. Additional items donated included combs, pens, pencils, and puzzle books. In October, an additional 25 bags were delivered to the veterans.
A volunteer at the VA hospital contacted the club because she wanted the SRW membership to know how much the veterans appreciated the gift bags. When they were handed the red bags thanking each for their service to our country, the veterans were so appreciative after asking about the "gift" - Is this for me?
Honor Flight Nevada- October 2012: On October 7, 2012, 33 veterans returned from Washington DC after seeing the National Memorials dedicated to veterans of the WWII, Korean War and the Vietnam War. Members of SRW, as well as members of other Northern Nevada NvFRW clubs, were on hand with hundreds of others to honor them and welcome them home. The SRW is working with all NvFRW clubs to raise funds to help send more veterans, free of charge, to Washington DC through the Honor Flight Nevada Project. Please contact us if you would like to help.