Hammond Collects Donations for Deployed Military Personnel


The 2018 City of Hammond Veteran Appreciation Day Committee continues to celebrate Veteran’s Day through November 30 by requesting donations for deployed military personnel in conjunction with the Veteran Appreciation Day Parade. Donations will be accepted at the Hammond Civic Center on Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm in the Business Office. Below is a list of items needed.

There will also be a huge banner to sign to say thank you to deployed military in each of the five branches of the Armed Forces. These banners will be available to sign in Hessville Park at the conclusion of the Veteran Appreciation Day Parade Ceremony.

Food Items:
Powdered drink mixes (hot cocoa, Crystal Light)
Meal enhancers (ramen noodles, seasoned salt, individual packets of sauces, etc)
Energy bars
Beef jerky
Snacks- look for small hard containers. Avoid bags.
Snack cakes
Cheese crackers
Candy (no chocolate), Gum, Lifesavers, Mints, Trail mix, nuts, sunflower seeds
Pop tarts, cereal bars, granola bars, Instant oatmeal/Cup o Noodles
Coffee, Sugar, creamer packets
K-9 Items:
Dog Treats
Latex Toys
Flea Collars
Brushes (Furminator brand is most requested)
Water Bowls (Buddy Bowl Brand)
Kong toys (and refills)
Science Diet and Science Diet ZD Dog Food (dry)
Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Dental Floss, Mouthwash
Cotton Swabs
Shaving lotion (no cans), Disposable razors
Shampoo, brushes, combs, hair ties
Eye drops
Individually packaged tissues
Lip balm
Individually packaged baby wipes
Lotion, Body wash, Sunscreen, Anti-Itch Cream, Loofah/Washcloths
Aspirin/pain relievers, Icy Hot
Throat Lozenges
Boot Insoles, Medicated Foot Powder, Athlete’s Foot Ointment
Feminine hygiene products
Hand sanitizer
Stocking caps, Disposable hand warmers, Fingerless Gloves, Work Gloves
Goggle style sunglasses
Cotton socks, underwear, t-shirts- 100% cotton, Long underwear
Paperback books, Current magazines, Comic books, Word games, Puzzles, Crossword puzzles, Jigsaw puzzles, playing cards
Foam footballs, Foam basketballs, Frisbees
Batteries: AA, AAA, D
Disposable camera
Writing materials, letter writing supplies
Phone cards
3m Sticky wall hooks
Laundry PODS
Glass Cleaner
Lens cleaning cloths
Finger nail clippers, nail files
First aid kit
Soft shower towels
DVDs (new or used)
Insect repellent
Antacids, Sinus Meds, Cold Meds, Band Aids, Nasal Spray
Air Fresheners
Small tool kits
Sheets (twin size), Pillow cases
Ziploc bags

For more information, contact the Hammond Parks Department at (219) 853-7708. To enter your organized group into the parade, fill out the online entry form here.