People can help to support local military men and women by donating items or cash for care packages being put together by Bank Iowa employees.
Bank Iowa locations in Humboldt and Gilmore City are collecting items for the care packages through Dec. 28 as part of a “Support Our Troops” campaign. Those care packages will be sent to troops from our area who are currently serving. Bank Iowa employees have donated funds to cover the postage.
Bank Iowa is exhibiting several interesting military pieces from the Humboldt County Historical Museum. They are currently on display at the main bank location in downtown Humboldt. The items range from a Civil War bugle, uniforms from all branches, medals, various hats, ammunition, war ration books and even a mail cart used in Livermore to haul mail from the train to the Post Office.
Some of the suggested care package items people can donate include non-perishable food items, personal hygiene items, magazines, DVDs, books, crossword puzzle books and hand held games. Cash donations are also accepted.
A list of suggested items for care package donations can be found on the Bank Iowa website (click on the Bank Iowa ad at www.humboldtnews.com ).