Harrison County group donates hygiene items for veterans

Harrison

The Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center has received nearly $1,000 in hygiene items to give to veteran patients for free.

The Harrison County Community Educational Outreach Service has annually donated items to veterans for more than 10 years.

Items include shaving cream and razors, a welcome home kit with cleaning supplies and items for female veterans.

One item is specially-made for homeless veterans.

“The mats are for the homeless veterans. They are made from plastic bags, and the women cut the bags in two inch strips, and they tie them together, and then they make balls, and then they crochet the mats together for the homeless veterans. It’s a very difficult process, and we love to make them,” Karen Blocker, CEOS president.

The organization is made up of 18 clubs throughout the county, with about 300 members.

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