Watertown Savings Bank (WSB) will collect items for Operation American Soldier (OAS) in their lobbies.
“Let no one walk away from mail call empty handed.” That is the goal of OAS. OAS founders and local realtors John and Wendy Rocca, along with hundreds of OAS volunteers, have gathered, prepared, and shipped care packages to men and women serving in the Armed Forces for 10 years. More than 4,000 service men and women have received care boxes from OAS.
All three of the Rocca’s children have served in the military. “What a great time to remember our troops around the Veteran’s Day holiday,” Wendy said.
Examples of items that are much needed by the soldiers: Peanut butter, jelly, (plastic containers), nonperishable snack foods, disposable razors, socks, lip balm, toiletries (small sizes, plastic containers), and AA batteries.
Each of WSB’s nine locations will be accepting items. Visit watertownsavings.com for a list of branch hours and locations. For more information on OAS, please go to www.operationamericansoldier.com or call 617-651-1685.