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Ottawa Red Cross holds holiday box collections

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The Red Cross in Ottawa is collecting goods and money for their holiday gift boxes to be sent to Putnam County active duty military. The Red Cross in Ottawa is collecting goods and money for their holiday gift boxes to be sent to Putnam County active duty military.

The holidays on their way and one organization is getting ready for the season.

The Red Cross in Ottawa is collecting goods and money for their holiday gift boxes to be sent to Putnam County active duty military. Volunteers stood outside Walmart handing out fliers and accepting donations. The group is asking for toiletries as well as snacks and socks, and even Amazon gift cards so that servicemen can purchase gifts for their family. Red Cross volunteer Jack Williams says that Putnam County has produced the most gift boxes out of the area counties, and that he enjoys supporting his local troops.

"They mean a lot to us," says Williams. "They've volunteered their time and you know they're giving their all so we want to give back."

The Ottawa Red Cross will be at Walmart again November 18 from 1-4 PM accepting donations. Items can also be dropped off at the Ottawa Red Cross office.

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