Help Farmington Rotary give a ‘hand up’ to veterans this week

Farmington Rotary Club will collect personal hygiene items, clothing, snack foods and more during the 2018 Veterans Stand Down, held September 17-24.

This event is designed to give a “hand up” to homeless veterans. Items needed include toothpaste, tooth brushes, combos, face cloths, bath towels, deodorant, antiperspirant, clothing, shoes, boots, coats, socks, bath soap, snack foods, bottled water, coffee, creamer, sugar, cups, napkins, disposable razors, shaving cream, paper plates, and plastic eating utensils. Other items will be accepted as well.

Donate this week at these locations:

  • Korner Barber Shop, 33342 Grand River Ave, Farmington
  • C.A.R.E.S of Farmington, 27835 Shiawassee Road, Farmington Hills
  • American Legion Groves-Walker American Legion Post 346, 31775 Grand River Ave., Farmington

To learn more about this initiative, which benefits homeless vets in metro Detroit, visit 4vets.org. According to the website: “‘Stand Down’ is a military term referring to the removal of exhausted combat troops from the battlefield to a place of relative security/safety to rest and recover. Therefore, at our Stand Down event, we provide a secure place where the homeless can be with other homeless veterans to rest from the stresses of life on the streets.”

If you need assistance making donations, contact Farmington Rotary, 4vets@farmingtonrotaryclub.org or 248-757-1865