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Peoples State Bank Wraps Up Military Care Package Drive

LeRoy Eades of the Rhinelander Military Support Group is joined by Peoples State Bank employees Stacy Timm (left) and Jill McDonald (right) as they box up more than 4,550 items donated during the bank’s annual donation drive.

Soldiers serving overseas and Wisconsin’s veterans in need of assistance will benefit from a military care donation drive hosted by Peoples State Bank’s ten retail locations in northern, central, and southeastern Wisconsin. More than 4,550 items and $200 in cash were donated in 2021, for a combined five-year total of 35,000 items and more than $3,500 in cash collected.

“We’ve seen this type of giving in each of the five years we’ve collected donation items,” said Peoples State Bank president and CEO, Scott Cattanach. “Our customers, employees, and the public step up each year to do what’s right for the active military and veterans who need our help.”

The collected items are provided to the Rhinelander Military Support Group, which creates care packages. Some of the packages are sent to active military members from Wisconsin who are stationed overseas, while other packages are sent to Wisconsin veterans in nursing homes and to agencies that help veterans. The care packages include lip balm, toothpaste and brushes, nasal spray, sunblock, socks, blankets, playing cards, and an assortment of snacks.

“We’re just so thankful for all of the people who donate to the Peoples collections,” said LeRoy Eades, of the Rhinelander Military Support Group. “The gifts mean so much to the military members and veterans who receive them, who let us know each year how it impacts their holiday season.”