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Donations for overseas troops successful

February 4, 2014

Photo by Joseph Bell – From left, holding boxes that were recently mailed are Leslie Neal, director/VSO of the Elk County Veterans' Affairs office; Jenny Richards, assistant/VSO of the Elk County Veterans' Affairs office; county commissioners Dan Freeburg and Jan Kemmer, county treasurer Peggy Schneider, and county commissioner June Sorg.

An initiative championed by the Elk County Veterans' Affairs office to reach out to area military members serving outside the continental United States has been a resounding success.
The office started with just three individuals announced in a Dec. 5 article but since then, the list has ballooned to 11.
"The donations have been coming in and we had some collection sites set up," said Leslie Neal, director of Elk County Veterans' Affairs. "The people have been very generous and we haven't even put out the bulk of our collection bins."

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