American Legion Post 86 in Wilton collecting goods for veterans

New American Legion Post 86 in Wilton officers were recently elected during the Post's regular meeting, June 8, 2021, for the Post's upcoming year, 2021-2022. At the same meeting, Wilton Troop 20 Eagle Scout Ian Kineon received The American Legion's Good Citizen Award for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. Kineon's final project was to build the Post's Post 86 fire pit, where the members of the Post retire American Flags each year during a respectful, and solemn ceremony. The Post is sponsoring a collection of goods for the men, and women of the veterans organization, the Homes for the Brave / PFC Nicholas Madaras Homes for homeless veterans, in Bridgeport, from Saturday, July 17, through Saturday, July 24, at the Post.

New American Legion Post 86 in Wilton officers were recently elected during the Post’s regular meeting, June 8, 2021, for the Post’s upcoming year, 2021-2022. At the same meeting, Wilton Troop 20 Eagle Scout Ian Kineon received The American Legion’s Good Citizen Award for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. Kineon’s final project was to build the Post’s Post 86 fire pit, where the members of the Post retire American Flags each year during a respectful, and solemn ceremony. The Post is sponsoring a collection of goods for the men, and women of the veterans organization, the Homes for the Brave / PFC Nicholas Madaras Homes for homeless veterans, in Bridgeport, from Saturday, July 17, through Saturday, July 24, at the Post.

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The American Legion Post 86 in Wilton, is sponsoring a collection of goods for the men, and women of the veterans organization, the Homes for the Brave / PFC Nicholas Madaras Homes for homeless veterans, from Saturday, July 17, through Saturday, July 24, at the Post.

The Post is located at 112 Old Ridgefield Road in Wilton Center, next to the Village Market.

The market is located at 108 Old Ridgefield in the town.

The organization is located at 655 Park Ave. in Bridgeport.

The most requested items for the drive are:

- Top needs for female veterans: Alarm clocks, blow dryers/flat irons, bras - all sizes - new only, shower caddies, clear storage bins - large, and medium,

- Miscellaneous: Calendars/journals, combination and/or key locks, copy paper, desk lamps, flash drives, food storage, (foil, ziploc, container bag,) pens/pencils/markers, umbrellas, wallets, bus tokens, and gift cards, (Walmart, Target, grovery or department stores, food, or gas cards as well; Clothing - new only - belts, dress socks, shoes, pants, (XL-4XL,) shirts - dress/casual, (XL-4XL,) pajamas, slippers, suits, sweatshirts, (XL-4XL,) and underwear, (XL-4XL,)

- Cleaning: Household cleaning products, dish soap, laundry detergent, and lysol wipes/spray,

- Paper goods: Paper towels, paper plates/cups, plastic utensils, tissues, and toilet paper, and

- Linens - new only - bath towels, blankets, (full/twin,) comforters, (twin,) pillows/pillowcases, and sheets, (twin.)