West River RSVP+ asks for donations of socks and sweats for veterans

Socks For Donation

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The West River Retired Senior Volunteer Program is seeking public donations of socks and sweats as part of its annual Make A Difference Day project.

The project will be collecting socks, underwear and sweats for veterans throughout the area communities.

West River RSVP+ donated more than 940 items to the Cornerstone Rescue Mission Veterans program and the Fort Meade and Hot Springs Veteran’s Affairs facilities last year.

“We look forward to this project every year, knowing the donations of socks, underwear and sweats are making a big impact in the lives of our veterans,” said Ann Hines, program director for West River RSVP. “It may not seem like much, but these items are a necessity and are really appreciated by the veterans who receive them.”

Make A Difference Day was created in 1992, and is the fourth Saturday in October.

Donations of new socks and underwear, and new or slightly-used and clean sweatshirts and pants can be dropped off at the West River RSVP+ Office, 333 Sixth Street, or at the City Finance Office, 300 Sixth Street. A drop off box is also located outside the RSVP office in Spearfish, 540 Heritage Drive, Suite 5.

Donations will be accepted through Monday, October 18. For more information, you can call West River RSVP+ at 605-394-2507.

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