RSVP of Tulsa is partnering with Walgreens to create care packages for distribution to veterans on September 11th in recognition of the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. Patients at the Claremore Veterans Home and the Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic in Tulsa will receive the personal care packages.
The anniversary of September 11th is a day in U.S. history of intense emotion and reflection and all Americans are being encouraged to participate in local service projects to remember those who were lost on September 11, 2001, to the terrorist attacks and those who responded in service in the immediate aftermath.
“Over the last 13 years, September 11th has also come to symbolize the resilience, kindness and unity of the American people,” said Tonnie Dosser, RSVP of Tulsa’s Executive Director. We are pleased to partner with Walgreens in this special project to meet the on-going needs of our local veterans, which often get overlooked, and welcome others in the community who are looking for a 9/11 service project to participate with us.”
RSVP Tulsa will be accepting donations of personal items needed by the veterans from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. All items received will be packaged for on-going delivery to the Claremore Veterans Home and the Tulsa Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic.
Below is list of needed items for donation for the veteran care packages:
- After shave lotion
- Super PoliGrip denture adhesive
- Denture cleaner
- Disposable razors* (please donate the blue razors with 2 blades or more)
- Shaving cream
- Spray deodorant ONLY
- Hand/body lotion*
- Body wash*
- Sweat pants (L, XL, 2XL or 3XL sizes)
- Diabetic socks*
- Skid socks* (for use on special needs ward. Most residents on this ward do not wear shoes.)
- Shoes with Velcro tab closures*
- Adult diapers or Depends
*Items in Bold are desperately needed by Claremore Veterans Home
The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of an effort originally developed in 2002 by 9/11 family members and support groups and led by the organization www.MyGoodDeed.org. These individuals and organizations worked to establish the service day as a way to honor those who were lost and to rekindle the spirit of unity and compassion that followed the attacks. The official day of service and remembrance was established into law by Congress in 2009.
Since 1971, RSVP Tulsa, Inc., has been the leading resource for engaging volunteers, age 55 and over, by matching their talents and interests with meaningful community service through its partnerships with over 200 public service and non-profit agencies throughout Tulsa, Creek, Wagoner, Washington and Osage Counties.