Support Our Troops
with Care Package Items
Due to the sudden and immediate nature of the recent deployment of thousands of troops, both from Fort Bragg, and Vicenza, Italy the Red Cross is critically in need of personal items for the soldiers. Most soldiers left for this deployment with 12 to 24 hours notice, carrying only a single pack. The Red Cross is embedded directly with troops, and provide aid stations where soldiers can go to get items to meet their immediate needs. With the huge influx of soldiers and donations for American troops waning in recent years, the Red Cross stations in many locations have literally nothing to offer to the soldiers.
Immediate needs for soldiers include:
- Non-perishable snacks
- Wet Wipes or Baby Wipes
- Travel size personal toiletries (shampoo/conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shaving cream, razors)
There are a few items that don’t immediately come to mind when you think of soldier needs, but are also in very short supply:
- Feminine hygiene products (pads, tampons)
- Ponytail holders (black/brown only)
- Bobby pins
Care Packages can be mailed to:
American Red Cross
Unit 31401 Box 66
APO AE 09630
Please feel free to include your name and a note of encouragement and support in the package.