Members of the Knitting Club at the Merrimack Library, the Our Lady of Mercy Knitting Group and members of St. James UMC have joined together to contribute hand knit scarves and hats to Operation Care For Troops. We also contribute handwritten cards to express gratitude and prayers of goodwill to our active duty service men and women. These and other items are packed at the National Guard Armory in Nashua three times per year and sent to our deployed military personnel.
Holiday Packing for the Troops will take place at the New Hampshire National Guard Armory, 154 Daniel Webster Highway in Nashua on November 16-18, 2022. St. James parishioners are asked to bring their donations of knit and crochet items to the church by November 13. Operation Care for Troops also welcomes donations of beef jerky, protein bars, single serving size packages of nut mixes and trail mix, and lip balm (no petroleum, please).
For more information about Operation Care for Troops, visit their website https://www.octnh.org.