Active Republican Women Contribute to Veterans (Part 1 of 2)

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By: Alice Clark | Photos by Su Phelps
Active Republican Women of Las Vegas Club (ARW) celebrates 50 years of contributions to military and veterans as we head into the new year 2020! While the organization boasts donations to many outreach charities and school literacy campaigns in our Las Vegas community, they are steadfast aligned with national Federation of Republican Women themes of “Caring for America” and Caring for American Soldiers.” ARW contributions to our military include:
• 2020 campaign to work with US VETS—we will supply linins and towels and bathroom toiletries.
• “Socks for Soldiers,” a campaign that spent $2000.00 shipping heavy-duty athletic socks to soldiers in Afghanistan who requested fresh socks to alleviate foot rot and fungus issues due to long hours in sweaty boots.
• Infant clothes and thousands of diapers for Nellis and other pregnant military moms in Las Vegas.
• Wreaths Across America—a national campaign that ARW contributes to each year to lay Christmas Wreaths on veteran graves.
• Christmas packages of candy, toiletries, and tiny trees were mailed to Afghanistan.
• The Dress for Success group offers veterans and referrals from many other organizations dress suits to interview for jobs. ARW delivered seven carloads of suits, purses, shoes, and business attire to DFS this year.
• “Hearts in a Box” Christmas campaign just shipped 160 boxes that will go to individual service members stationed throughout the Middle East. Each service member gets a box of candy, toiletries, movies, books on CDs, and other mementos noting our gratitude for their service.
• ARW donated to a Nellis Air Force Base Christmas campaign that has identified 500 families that need toys for their kids. Over the past few years, ARW has donated hundreds of new toys and Christmas items and this year $300.00 cash to boot!
Alice Clark, who has chaired Dress for Success and other charity drives over the years for ARW declared, “ARW is very proud of our 50 years of contributions to the Las Vegas Community. We are especially pleased that we have been able to help our military families and veterans.” Part 2 will continue next issue.
For more information, or to look into becoming a member of ARWC, go to https://www.arwlv.com/