Monday, February 29, 2016

Totes of Hope Receives Boost from Nationwide

For the past several years, Nationwide has supported the Red Cross’ effort to help area homeless veterans by supporting the Totes of Hope Program. This year, the company and its employees came together to provide not only 200 sturdy, 17-inch backpacks, but to also donate over 6,000 items to be included in the packs!

Totes of Hope provides backpacks filled with personal care items to homeless veterans throughout Central Pennsylvania. Since 2011, the Red Cross has worked with individuals and corporate sponsors to secure the items needed to fill backpacks that are then distributed through our partnership with the Lebanon VA to those in need.

The response to this year’s appeal has been amazing. In addition to Nationwide, donations from other area companies, such as Pennsy Supply, and area individuals have provided items that will make a huge impact on homeless veterans in the counties we serve.

The American Red Cross is thankful for all those who have stepped forward to support this year’s Totes of Hope endeavor.