FNB joins campaign, collecting clothing for local veterans

IRON MOUNTAIN – The First National Bank & Trust Co. will be joining a campaign organized by area businesses to pay tribute to local veterans by wearing red, white, and blue on Thursday, Sept. 11.

According to a bank spokesperson, the staff felt that was not enough and wanted to do something extra. They contacted the local VA for ideas and found there is a local need for new clothing.

From Sept. 8-12, all eight of their branches will serve as drop off locations for cash donations and new men and women’s clothing.

Specific items needed are male sweat suits (sizes M-XXL), slippers (sizes 9-12), shoes with Velcro closures (sizes 9-12), T-shirts (colored preferred, sizes S-XXL), pants (casual, sizes 38-46 waist), underwear (boxers, size M-XXL), socks (ankle or crew, sizes 9-12), diabetic socks, and baseball caps with military insignia (no mesh, any size).

Female items that are needed include any type of clothing (sizes S-L) and slippers (any size). There is currently no need for women’s undergarments or shoes.

All donated items will be distributed to patients of the Oscar G Johnson VA Hospital and area homeless veterans.

“Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center depends on the goodwill of our benefactors and volunteers who wish to give something back to America’s heroes,” a spokesperson said.

For more information or to make a contribution, visit their website at www.ironmountain.va.gov/giving/index.asp or call 774-3300 extension 32781.

Contact any of the First National Bank & Trust Co. branches in Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Menominee, Iron River, and Marquette for questions or to make donations.