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Active Duty and Deployed Military Information
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There are many resources available to active duty military service members and their families.



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Operation Troop Support
Operation Troop Support of Danvers and the Cape Ann Families Military Support Group of Gloucester have teamed up to collect items for our troops.  These groups provide packages to our troops through the year.

Items collected will be distributed to over 450 units in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar, Kirgizstan, etc. In addition, packages are provided to combat support hospitals in Iraq, Germany and five military hospitals from Washington, D.C. to California.

Items needed:

  • Quart-size and gallon-size zip-lock bags
  • White athletic socks for men and women
  • Underwear for men and women
  • Body wash
  • Non-perishable energy bars/granola bars
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cookies/Crackers/Pretzels
  • Nuts/Sunflower seeds
  • Candy: Boxes of Starburst, Swedish Fish, etc.
  • New CDs/DVDs
  • Disposable cameras
  • Frisbees
  • Playing cards
  • Handheld games
  • Batteries for electronic games
  • Writing paper
  • Envelopes
  • Pens
  • Phone cards

DONATIONS TO HELP WITH MAILING COSTS AND TELEPHONE CARDS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

Donations may be delivered to:

LUCIA AMERO
OFFICE OF VETERANS’ SERVICES
12 EMERSON AVENUE
GLOUCESTER, MA 01930
FOR PICK-UP TELEPHONE 978-281-9740





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