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The employees of Cherokee Regional Medical Center recently collected items to be included in troop care packages that will be sent to soldiers with Northwest Iowa ties. The care packages are being collated and distributed on Thursday, June 27.

Thanks to the generosity of the CRMC staff, hundreds of items were collected ranging from personal hygiene staples such as razors and lip balm, to snack items such as beef jerky, granola bars and chewing gum. They also collected cash donations to purchase other items specifically needed to complete the care packages. In addition, when Dr. Cassady Rider of Apple White Dental in Cherokee heard about CRMC’s troop care package initiative, she was quick to donate 100 toothbrushes and 100 tubes of toothpaste to the cause.

We are thrilled that Cherokee Regional Medical Center decided to step up and support our efforts! While many of our local area troops have come home, there is still a need as there are a number of troops with Siouxland ties deployed to various parts of the world. Collection drives such as the one that CRMC held are very important in helping our organization keep up with the demand for the care packages!

Kent Lundquist, Marketing and Public Relations manager at CRMC was equally pleased with the employee response to the project. “The staff of Cherokee Regional Medical Center continues to impress me in how much they are willing to support charitable causes. We were glad to help the Support Siouxland Soldiers organization in caring for our troops.”

Photo- In the month of May, Cherokee Regional Medical Center employees collected items to be included in the troop care packages being distributed by the Support Siouxland Soldiers organization later this month.  Pictured (Left to Right) with some of the items for the care packages are Connie Mohn, Diana Driggs, Jeff Nolder, Maralyn Christensen, JoAnne Tapper, Kim Hayes, Presley Johnston, Amanda Monroe-Rubendall, Jeannie Williams, Nicole Weathers, Dr. Cassady Rider of Apple White Dental, Theresa Kohn, Cindy Graham, Darla Werthman, Jessie Peterson, Shelly Simm, Kevin Naslund and Mike Letsche.

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