Sock drive for homeless veterans underway

Tonia Collins is shown with two packages of socks she is donating in memory of veterans. The socks will go to homeless veterans.

As you go about your holiday shopping this month, picking up a package of socks could make a difference to a homeless veteran.

A sock drive is underway in Cabool to collect new socks for former armed services members who now find themselves without homes. The effort is being coordinated by Tonia Collins, who learned of the need while helping recently at a housing project for veterans in Kansas City.

Collection boxes have been set out at Peoples Community Bank, Shelter Insurance, Cabool V.F.W. Post 473, and Cabool Enterprise.

Collins said she plans to deliver the socks to a veterans’ support organization in Kansas City the second week of January.

She encouraged persons to donate socks in honor or in memory of a veteran. If you would like to do so, simply write the veteran’s name and branch of service on the sock package.

Collins said the sock collection effort reflects the message of Proverbs 19:17 in the Bible (New King James Version): He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, And He will pay back what he has given.

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