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Local volunteer helps traveling veterans

  • SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Pictured outside the USO at the Philadelphia Airport are Jennifer M. Hodur, USO Center Volunteer Administrator, and Pat Clemens, Tamaqua. Hodur is holding one of Clemen's crocheted TP pumpkin holders and a donation check…
    SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Pictured outside the USO at the Philadelphia Airport are Jennifer M. Hodur, USO Center Volunteer Administrator, and Pat Clemens, Tamaqua. Hodur is holding one of Clemen's crocheted TP pumpkin holders and a donation check for $500, $250 from Penn's Peak Radio and a matched $250 from the sale of Clemen's crocheted items.
Published October 20. 2011 05:01PM

Pat Clemens, a localveterans supporter from Tamaqua, recentlydelivered over $4,500 worth of stuffed animals, diapers, baby blankets, estatejewelry, medicine and books to hand out to traveling military families via United Services Organizations (USOs).

Clemens also delivered estate jewelry, medicine, and an afghan that she made for a USO fundraising auction.

Clemens is working on another big project which consists of making 3,000 goody grab bags for deploying soldiers consisting of beef jerky, gum, lifesavers, candy, nuts, purse tissue packets and more.

Clemens stated, "Donations of volunteers and product are always welcome." For more information on how to help call Clemens at (570) 952-4239.

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