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North Mississippi VISTA Project Hosts Donation Drive For Veterans

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In honor of the Sept. 11 Day of Service, the North Mississippi VISTA project is hosting a communitywide donation drive this month for the veterans in residence at the State Veterans Home in Lafayette County.
The Volunteers in Service to America project encourages community members to donate items requested by the State Veterans Home, including wheelchair bags, headphones, acrylic paint and art supplies, black ink pens and stationery supplies, Kleenex, and candy. Donations will be accepted during normal business hours at the Chamber of Commerce, Volunteer Oxford and the United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County.
The drive is ongoing through Sept. 22.
The North Mississippi VISTA Project sponsors 18 organizations throughout north Mississippi and the Delta. VISTA members commit to one year of indirect service where they focus on building sustainable capacity within community-based organizations.
“The Days of Service allow our VISTAs several chances to join direct service efforts throughout the year,” says VISTA leader Edy Dingus. “We hoped that this drive would highlight the importance of impactful service by connecting our community to our VISTAs and our veterans.”
The VISTA Donation Drive for Veterans is just one of the scheduled activities offered through Volunteer Oxford and community partners in honor of the Sept. 11 Day of Remembrance.
For more information about the drive or the North Mississippi VISTA Project, contact VISTA leaders Shannon Curtis and Edy Dingus at VISTA@olemiss.edu or 662-915-2397.


Courtesy of Ole Miss Communications Staff Report
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