Defend the Holidays

Putnam County Executive Maryellen Odell and United for the Troops have launched their annual campaign to provide comfort packages to members of the Armed Forces serving overseas during the holidays.

With each $15 donation, a care package with items such as cookies and snacks, DVDs and CDs, and T-shirts will be sent to a soldier. To donate, visit by Dec. 20. Payment should be sent to Terry Oliver, Putnam County, 40 Gleneida Ave., Carmel, NY 10512. Call 845-808-1001 with questions.

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