2006-01-05 / About Town

Donate to collection for troops overseas

The community is invited to join BankNewport in showing support for the brave men and women from Rhode Island who are far from home, serving with the National Guard during this holiday season. BankNewport’s “Warming Hearts” Collection Drive for Rhode Island Troops continues at all BankNewport branch locations through Saturday, Jan. 14.

Stop by the nearest BankNewport branch to drop off everyday items such as shampoo, socks, music CDs, non-perishable snacks — all of the items have been requested by U.S. troops to make their days away from home just a bit easier. Donated items must be in original packaging.

A complete list of the items requested, along with collection receptacles, are on display at all BankNewport branches throughout Newport and Bristol Counties.

At the conclusion of the collection drive, BankNewport employees will pack all of the donated items and ship them to the Rhode Island troops overseas.

To learn more about the “Warming Hearts” Collection Drive for Rhode Island Troops, contact BankNewport Community Relations Department at 8458673.

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