The Town of Purcellville has set up a collection site for donations to residents of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport, Miss., who were evacuated to the District's Armed Forces Retirement Home after Hurricane Katrina.
Residents can drop off donations at the Purcellville Town Hall, 130 E. Main St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays until Sept. 16.
Deputy Mayor Robert W. Lazaro Jr. said the following supplies are needed:
Small televisions, small and medium refrigerators, alarm clocks, small radios, personal CD players, CDs, pajamas (mostly for men but also some for women), extra-large bathrobes, underwear and socks (mostly male, some female), slippers, shower shoes, polo shirts, T-shirts, shorts, slacks, hats, belts, tennis shoes, laundry detergent, towels and washcloths, sheets, blankets, pillows, bedspreads, electric and disposable shavers, hair dryers, curling irons, shaving cream, feminine hygiene products, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, mouthwash, denture cups, denture adhesive, cotton balls, cotton swabs, incontinence products and tissues.
The town also is accepting phone cards so the veterans can call their families, writing paper, envelopes, stamps, discount coupons, discounted or free tickets to recreational or sporting events within a 20-to-30-mile radius of Washington and medium-size plastic or paper bags in which to dispense items to individual residents.