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Operation Handwarmer collection underway

Posted: September 7, 2013 - 11:06pm  |  Updated: September 11, 2013 - 3:36pm


Operation Hand-Warmer 2013 is under way.

The CSRA Home Con-nections Local Alliance Co-Op Marketing Program’s annual handwarmer drive will run through Sept. 30.

The organization accepts monetary donations and handwarmers and other supplies to supplement the standard military-issued clothing and supplies deployed to Afghanistan. The supplies are sent to troops as the harsh Afghan winter approaches. The handwarmers are specifically for those soldiers who have to do hand-related tasks requiring dexterity in combat zones, including the Night Stalkers, nighttime helicopter combat crews.

Last year, the group collected and shipped more than 30,000 handwarmers to deployed troops.

Materials, food items and other supplies requested by troops include handwarmers, toewarmers, arm pouchers, pistachios, peanuts, almonds and other nuts, beef jerky, bubble gum, licorice, sunflower seeds, Cracker Jacks, hard candy, powdered drink mixes, microwave meals and chewing or pouch tobacco.

Donations can be dropped off at all area Wife Saver restaurants. Monetary donations can be dropped off at Georgia Bank and Trust branches.

Visit www.OperationHandwarmer.com.



• Century 21 Larry Miller Realty (checks) - 235 N. Belair Road, Evans, and 1665 Washington Road, Thomson


Wife Saver restaurants (supplies)

• 1100 Furys Ferry Road, Evans

• 1501 North Leg Road, Augusta

• 3316 Washington Road, Augusta

• 2722 Milledgeville Road, Augusta

• 2707 Old Savannah Road, Augusta

• 414 E. Martintown Road, North Augusta

• 2508 Ga. Highway 88, Hephzibah

• 5123 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown


Georgia Bank and Trust branches (monetary)

• 627 Ronald Reagan Drive, Evans

• 4440 Washington Road, Evans

• 409 Furys Ferry Road, Martinez

• 3530 Wheeler Road, Augusta

• 4109 Columbia Road, Martinez

• 1530 Walton Way, Augusta

• 3111 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta

• 3133 Washington Road, Martinez

• 32 Eighth St., Augusta


• Beasley Broadcasting of Augusta – 4051 Jimmie Dyess Parkway, Augusta

• Hoagie Joe’s Sports Grill – 1890 Washington Road, Thomson

• Joy of St. Croix Tub Repair and More – inside Barnyard Flea Market at 1625 Doug Barnard Parkway, Augusta

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