In an effort to help veterans who have served our country and are now battling homelessness, the club Silent Creed has established two drop-off locations where local residents can make donations.
The group is asking for donations such as coats, sleeping bags, blankets, backpacks, boots and more.
“It’s anything someone might need who is sleeping under a bridge, or in a tent,” said Silent Creed president Darren Turner. “With the cold weather coming up, it’s going to be tough for the homeless. We’re trying to make sure we do something for all veterans and this is what we’re doing for homeless veterans.”
Silent Creed provided a free meal to all veterans in May. The group is partnering with several other organizations in seeking donations for homeless veterans.
Other items appropriate to donate include toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, razors, shaving cream, chap stick, lotion, tissues, socks, warm head gear and ponchos. Toiletry items are asked to be placed in a Ziplock bag.
Items will be delivered to Davidson County on Nov. 21 and then distributed throughout the region as needed.
There are two local drop-off locations. Items can be donated at the VFW on Sparta Highway from 12 to 8 p.m. seven days a week. They can also be donated at the Silent Creed clubhouse at 414 Beersheba Street from 5 to 9 p.m.
Call Turner at 808-3457 for more information.