Thursday, April 3, 2003

Halt called to troop donations


Tristate reacts to war

WEST CHESTER TOWNSHIP - At the request of the U.S. Department of Defense, the American Red Cross has halted a national collection operation for troops until further notice, according to the Hamilton Chapter of the Red Cross.

Security and logistical concerns led to the halt, which includes mail to any service member, including "Operation Dear Abby," said Anita McPherson, acting executive director of the Hamilton chapter.

In many areas, there was an overwhelming response for troops. In West Chester Township, for example, so many donations poured into the fire department in one week that they fill a classroom at the Hamilton Red Cross chapter.

Military families in need of donations should call for an appointment before going to the Hamilton chapter, 868-7616.

Jennifer Edwards




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