The City of O’Fallon and several O’Fallon businesses are participating in the Support Our Troops supply drive, which started on August 11.
Donations of snacks and personal care items for U.S. troops overseas are being collected, boxed up, and shipped by the nonprofit organization H.E.R.O.E.S. Care to boost morale and show appreciation to U.S. troops deployed overseas.
Items should be small, preferably the size to fit in a shirt pocket. No aerosol products or flip-top closures are accepted.
Donations are being collected at:
- O’Fallon Municipal Centre, 100 North Main Street
- American Legion Post 388, 706 Westridge Drive
- Julie Meyers State Farm, 8634 Veterans Memorial Parkway
- Fitness Fuzion, 925 Highway K
- Manpower, 8644 Mexico Road
- Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County, 1 Club Way
- Krekeler Jewelers, 2938 Highway K
- Renaud Spirit Center, 2650 Tri Sports Circle
- West Community Credit Union, 4161 Highway K
- Lindell Bank, 4521 Highway K
- Fox’s Pizza, 1120 Technology Drive, Suite 119
Cash donations are welcome. $16.75 will pay for shipping a priority mail flat rate box full of supplies. Checks should be made out to H.E.R.O.E.S. Care.
The items most often requested are:
- Beef jerky and Vienna sausages
- Chapstick or lip balm
- Batteries – AA or AAA
- Disposable razors
- Fingernail clippers and files
- Packaged sunflower seeds and trail mix
- Markers, highlighter pens
- Cough drops
- Antibiotic ointment, hydrocortisone cream
- Foot powder, baby powder
- Combs and hairbrushes
- Powdered drink mix – individual packets
- Canned tuna, tuna with crackers kits
The supply drive ends on September 11.