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Marshalltown CVA seeking donations from community for troop care packages

Vets Care Package

Current MCC student veterans pictured L-R: Andrea Sharp, served in the U.S. Army for five years; Reginald Prather, served in the U.S. Navy for 14 years; and Terry Grimes, retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving 22 years. Also shown is Pele Waddilove, CVA advisor and U.S. Army Veteran who served 2 1/2 years; and P.J. Colbert, CVA advisor.

The Collegiate Veterans Association (CVA), Marshalltown Chapter, is currently accepting donations from the community to put together special care packages for troops overseas. Packages will be shipped to members of the 10th Combat Support Hospital at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait.

The CVA will be collecting items from now until April 15. Donations may be dropped off at MCC (3700 South Center Street, Marshalltown) from 8 am – 4:30 pm in the MCC Student Services area, Nursing Department (Room 544F), or Veterans Lounge (Room 405).

Examples of donations include powdered drink mix, meal condiments (ketchup, mustard), packaged snacks, candy, gum, toiletries, personal care items (lip balm, lotion, eye drops), cotton socks & underwear, reading material, word games/puzzles, batteries, writing materials, and phone cards. Cash donations will also be accepted.

For more information, please contact Pele Waddilove at 641-844-5726 or

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