WAUSAU — Wisconsin veterans and soldiers serving overseas will receive 7,700 items and $672 in cash collected from customers and employees at nine Peoples State Bank offices during Peoples military care package drive.
The items were presented to LeRoy Eades of the Rhinelander Military Support Group on Nov. 16 at the Peoples Rhinelander-Anderson Street location. The items were collected in a donation drive held from Oct. 22 to Nov. 13 in honor of Veterans Day.
“I know firsthand how incredibly uplifting these packages can be, having received one from the Rhinelander Military Support Group while I was serving in Iraq,” said Craig Lau, vice president commercial lending at Peoples, in a news release. “This is one small way that we can show our veterans and active military members that we appreciate everything that they do for our country. Our communities continue to impress me with their generosity.”
Items donated included food, clothing, entertainment items and hygiene products, such as toothbrushes, shampoo, razors and deodorant. The Rhinelander Military Support Group uses these items to create care packages for both veterans and active military members from Wisconsin who are overseas.
The Rhinelander Military Support Group will continue accepting donations, as well as names of service persons to send care packages to. For more information, contact the support group at 715-360-0433 or 715-362-2746.
Photo courtesy Peoples.