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Helping Our Homeless Veterans in Boise Idaho

Homeless VetAmerican Postal Workers union, Local 650 in Boise is reaching out to homeless vets and asking for the public’s help. They are putting together backpacks to be handed out on Veterans Day. You can find out more about the project in the Idaho Statesman article found here. You can help by putting together a backpack yourself or by donating money. If you’re building a full pack, here’swhat should be inside:
  • Flashlight with changeof batteries
  • BIC lighter
  • First-aid kit(band-aids and ointment)
  • Thermos
  • One set of utensils(not plastic)
  • Can opener
  • Quart size zip-lockbaggies
  • Antibacterial no-rinsesoap
  • Disposable razors
  • Toothbrush, toothpasteand mouthwash (alcohol-free)
  • Shampoo
  • Hairbrush
  • Baby wipes
  • Roll of toilet paper
  • Pen and small pad ofpaper
  • Instant heat packs
  • Hooded rain poncho
  • Emergency blanket (thekind that folds up, found at sporting goods or automotive stores)
  • One pair of warm socks
  • One ski cap or skimask
  • One scarf
  • One pair of insulatedgloves
  • Ready-to-eat items,e.g. peanut butter, energy or breakfast bars or fig newtons
  • Instant beverages
  • Single, ready-to-servesoup or other canned goods
  • Cereal packs
  • Lunch and snack packs

Notes: All items must be new, exceptfor the backpacks themselves. All food and hygiene items must be inmanufacturer-sealed packages. Travel-sized toiletries are ideal. Call Bryan Thompson, APWU president, Boise Local at (650) 869-9927 to find out where the backpacks can be dropped off or for more information.

We at Idaho Estate Planning ask you to join us in supporting our troops and our veterans in any way you can.
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