Big Bend Chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America to send trailer to Texas

Posted at 1:47 PM, Sep 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-04 10:26:56-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Big Bend Chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is sending a trailer to the VVA chapter on the Texas Coast and need your help filling it.

VVA Chapter # 96 says that local truck owner/operator Bryan Smith has donated his truck, trailer, and time to send a 53' trailer to the Texas Coast with much needed supplies.

The supplies will be making its way to the Texas chapter on September 12, and organizers say all the supplies will be donated to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

You can purchase supplies and drop them off at their pick up point at the VVA Hootch located at 241 Lake Ella Dr. from Tues., Sept. 5 through Mon., Sept. 11 between the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

They have included a specific list of what supplies to bring:

  • All clothing items must be freshly laundered and folded and dropped off no later than Friday, September 8. NO USED UNDERWEAR OR SOCKS
  • Canned fruits or meats that are self-opening and do not require refrigeration or cooking, snacks like individual packaged crackers, nuts, gum etc. (remember the heat outside)
  • Paper goods - paper plates, plastic flatware, paper towels, toilet paper, disposable cleaning wipes, disposable diapers, etc.
  • Cleaning supplies - Bleach, household cleaners (409, Fabuloso, Lysol, Comet) scrubbers, mops, pails, brooms, trash bags, etc.
  • Personal hygiene items - tooth paste, tooth brushes, mouthwash, dental floss, denture powder or cream, soap, shampoo, deodorant, feminine hygiene products
  • School supplies
  • Dry pet food and snacks

Not only is the chapter collecting supplies, but they are also taking money donations on their GoFundMe page. 

The chapter is an IRS designated 501 and all contributions to them are eligible as a deduction. They are also sales tax exempt.

Organizers say that Aaprofit/loss statement for this project will be available to any donor on request.