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Kick Off the New Year Serving Those Who Served

Kick Off the New Year Serving Those Who Served
Veterans’ Holiday Relief Drive – Benefiting homeless and at-risk Veterans and Military Families

Please join the Department of South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary and partners in the 5th annual Veterans’ Holiday Relief Drive through January 30, 2017, providing a comfortable holiday season to our veterans, military members, and their families that may be homeless or in need.

Welcoming Buddy Baskets and Buddy Bags filled with essential household or personal care items.  Monetary donations or shopping gift cards may be mailed to: SD American Legion Auxiliary, Attn: Vets Relief Drive - 129 North Main Avenue Hartford, SD 57033.

South Dakota Drop-Off Locations:

Aberdeen: Area Chamber of Commerce ● 516 S Main St.
Sioux Falls: American Legion Post 15 ● 1701 W Legion Dr.
Vermillion: The Broadcaster/Plain Talk ● 201 W Cherry St.
Yankton: Area Chamber of Commerce ● 803 E 4th St.
Huron: Chamber & Visitors Bureau ● 1725 Dakota Ave. S
Mitchell: American Legion Post 18 ● 107 N Main St.
Hot Springs: American Legion Post 71 ● 1045 Jennings Ave.
Rapid City: American Legion Post 22 ● 818 E Saint Patrick St.
Sturgis: Area Chamber of Commerce ● 2040 Junction Ave.
Deadwood: Lawrence County Admin. Bldg. Lobby ● 90 Sherman St.
Spearfish: Area Chamber of Commerce ● 106 W Kansas St.; Black Hills Pioneer ● 315 Seaton Circle

Buddy Basket Home-Warming Welcome Recipe: Assemble a Laundry Basket/Waste Basket filled with: Paper Towels, Laundry Detergent, Household Cleansers, Rubber Gloves, Cleaning Sponges, Dust Pan w/Hand Brush, Light Bulbs, Flashlight, Batteries, Alarm Clock, Shower Curtain w/Rings, Bath Towel Set, Bathroom Tissue, Dishes, Eating Utensils, Dish Soap; Dish Towel Set – Frosted with clear wrap, bow, and greeting tag

Buddy Bag Thank A Hero Recipe: Assemble a Bag filled with: Personal Hygiene Products, Hand Towel Set, Shower Shoes or Slippers, Socks, Hat Gloves Scarf Set; Shopping or Salon Gift Card – Sealed with a note or card of appreciation

Substitute, Homemade or Single Household and Essential Items Welcome: Bedding, Warm Apparel, Small Appliances, Thermos, Bottled Water, Sun Screen, Lip Balm, Bus Passes; Pre-Paid Phone Card

Additional information available at: SDLegionaux.org, Autumn Simunek at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 605.890.3093. Thank you for contributing to South Dakota’s Veteran Outreach programs in your local community and across South Dakota.