USO Northern Ohio

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Six local police departments - Gates Mills, Highland Heights, Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Lyndhurst, Richmond Heights, as well as the Cleveland Heights police academy cadets - are partnering with the United Service Organization of Northern Ohio (USONO), the nation's leading organization to provide support to servicemen and women currently serving in the military, for a care package donation drive. Join forces with local police and help bring a little bit of home to our soldiers by donating toiletries, snacks and more this Veteran's Day from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Drug Mart (765 Alpha Drive, Highland Heights, Ohio 44143)

Meet your local law enforcement and get hands on with police cruisers and motorcycles, Bomb Squad and SWAT trucks and Mayfield Village's K-9, Leo. A special demonstration by K-9 Leo will be presented at 1:30 p.m. Meet your friendly neighborhood K-9 and handler throughout the day.

Care package distribution request forms will be available on-site, courtesy of USONO. Participants can sign up to add a family member or friend stationed overseas to the mailing list. Individuals will receive "care packages" of snacks and toiletries, letters and other donations from citizens grateful for their service to our country.

"The support from the community through this Veteran's Day Donation Drive sponsored by the Police and Drug Mart is so important," said Bruce Bille, Executive Director. "Our goal is to send 'a bit of home' to our deployed service members as they spend the holidays separated from loved ones. They are always appreciative of the items in the care packages."