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Posted Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Hopelessness is Not a Chosen Lifestyle

In 20-degree weather, they are cold and alone, wrapped up in their past and a damp blanket.

This Veterans Day, All Veterans Alliance is seeking donations of gently used backpacks, $5 or specific supplies, which will be assembled into severe weather survival kits to help our homeless warriors fight yet another battle — winter’s bitter cold.

Morris Organization Seeks Backpacks, Donations to Help Homeless Vets Survive Bitter ColdDonations requested:

  • $5 donation
  • Gently used backpacks
  • Blankets
  • Sweatshirts
  • Socks, hats, scarves and gloves
  • Lotion, antibiotic ointment, bandages, lip balm, cough drops, tissues, hand sanitizer, hand wipes and Ziplock bags
  • Granola bars and dog treats

Donations may be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Mt. Kemble Fire Station, 1 Springbrook Rd., Morristown. The station may be closed if crews are called out.
  • American Legion Post 91, 99 North Main Street, Wharton
  • All Veterans Alliance, 12 Jennies Lane, Hackettstown
  • AVM Clergy Adam Charmann, 21 Webber St., Bloomingdale

Donations can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and noon on Monday, Nov. 12, at the All Veterans Memorial at Turkey Brook Park, 30 Flanders Road, in the Budd Lake section of Mount Olive.

Donations can also be picked up by calling 973.479.4959. For more information, visit