Red Cross Collecting Coffee for
Military and Veterans’ Facilities
Local chapter launching new program called Java for G.I.s
(FINDLAY, OH, FEBRUARY 11, 2019) —The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter is inviting the public to participate in a new project to support military personnel and veterans. The Red Cross is accepting donations of cans and bags of ground coffee which, in turn, will be given to area military and veterans’ facilities. New, unopened bag or cans of coffee can be dropped off at the Hancock County Red Cross, 125 Fair St. in Findlay.
“Java for GIs is a great way for us to enhance our support for service members and veterans through our Services to the Armed Forces program,” said Executive Director Todd James. “There’s a basic camaraderie that veterans and service members share over a cup of coffee. It may seem like a little thing, but to them it means a lot. I’m so happy that the coffee we collect will be distributed for use in such places as a VA hospital and clinic waiting areas, the drill floors of local military units, and organizations that offer support to local veterans.”
Coffee Amici and We Serve Coffee in Findlay are partnering with the Red Cross in support of Java For GIs. Customers can purchase coffee at either location for donation to the program and leave it at the store. Donations will be delivered to the Red Cross.
The Red Cross is tasked by its Congressional Charter to provide services to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families. Our Services to the Armed Forces (SAF) Department offers Resiliency Training, Preparedness Training, Emergency Communications Services and support to military hospitals and veterans’ facilities. For more information on programs and services available for service members, veterans and military families, visit www.redcross.org/NCOhio or call (419) 422-9322.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/NCOhio like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.