Coaldale VFW Post 6982 is planning to send care packages to local service members currently deployed, or preparing to deploy overseas. The operation is currently in the planning stages and VFW officials are seeking the public's help in the form of donations, as well as service members' names and addresses. In addition to monetary donations, to help defray postage costs, donations of non-perishable items, such as toiletries, books, puzzles, hard candy, etc., are also being accepted.

Information and/or donations may be taken to the VFW Post on Ridge Street, Mondays and Tuesdays after 6:30 p.m.