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Bank of America helps first responders through 'Operation Honor'

By Camille Doty
Oct. 8, 2011 at 5:08 a.m.


If you would like to write letters:

When: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday - Thursday; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday.

Where: Bank of America, 5606 N. Navarro St, Victoria

Items to donate to troops:

Toiletries: hand lotion, body powder, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, eye drops, sun block, etc.

Food: Slim Jims, beef jerky, pudding, Pop-Tarts, jelly beans, chewing gum, nuts, canned foods, peanut butter, granola bars, popcorn

Entertainment: CDs, DVDs, phone cards, playing cards, books on tape, dominoes, crossword puzzles, journals

Miscellaneous: school supplies, ink pens, vitamins, shoe laces, small flashlight, Febreze, sewing kit, AA batteries, can openers, koozies, paper plates, socks, underwear, T-shirts

Bank of America's Operation Honor is an initiative to help men and women of service and first responders.

The Victoria branch began a letter writing center Thursday and collecting items for care packages to send to troops overseas.

"This is our way to show appreciation to people who serve our country and our community," said Sherill Koenig, banking center manager.

There will be a collection box at the bank ready to accept donations of trail sized toiletries and small wrapped snacks.

The drive will run until Nov. 14, the Monday after Veteran's Day.

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