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Veterans Care Package Drive 2017 & Wreaths Across America

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Acadiana residents have several ways they can help support veterans in our community. 

Veterans Care Package Drive 2017

The Veterans Care Package Drive 2017 has begun and local residents are collecting items to be delivered to those Veterans who are currently in nursing homes across Acadiana. Several items are requested by collection groups: Lap Blankets, Axe Body Spray (men), Shampoo, and mouthwash.

Several locations have been set up for drop-offs.

LA Dept of Transportation 
428 Hugh Wallis Rd.
Lafayette, La

KTDY Station
1749 Bertrand Drive
Lafayette, La

Cajun Harley Davidson
724 I-10 S Frontage Rd.
Scott, La

2863 Amb. Caffery Pkwy
Lafayette, La

Chapman Consulting, Inc.
338 Thoroughbred Dr.
Lafayette, La

Courtesy Dodge Jeep
607 Enterprise Pkwy
Breaux Bridge, La

Courtesy Dodge Jeep 
2210 Veterans Memorial Dr.
Abbeville, La

Courtesy Dodge Jeep 
1201 US 167

Items can also be brought to the nearest army and marines recruiting offices. A competition is being held between the two to see who can collect the most supplies. 

Fountain Memorial Cemetery: 3rd Annual Wreaths Across America

Fountain Memorial Cemetery will hold it's 3rd Annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony on Saturday, December 16. Donations will be accepted until Dec. 1. Wreaths Across America's mission is to "Remember, Honor and Teach" by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies across the country. Donations can online to honor Veterans until December 1st. 

To make your online donation visit wreathsacrossamerica.org. 

The mail-in deadline for wreaths is Monday, November 20. Checks can be made to Wreaths Across America. Include the code LA0024 in your check's note section and mail it to:

Fountain Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery
1010 Pandora Street
Lafayette, LA 70506

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