As the Veterans Day holiday approaches, it serves as a reminder that thousands of United States military troops continue to serve our nation in distant outposts around the world. It also signals the start of a Lone Star Salute to Troops, LegacyTexas Bank’s annual campaign to collect and distribute care packages to military personnel stationed world-wide. The bank has sent over 1,500 care packages since their efforts began in 2010.
The collection will run through Veterans Day and once again makes it easy for people in the local community to express their gratitude and support for U.S. troops in a very personal way. Collection boxes are located at each of the 20 LegacyTexas Bank offices throughout the Metroplex, and area residents and businesses are asked to bring in items for troops who have been deployed from Texas military bases.
“Lone Star Salute has grown every year thanks in great part to the support of our communities,” says LegacyTexas Bank President Phil Dyer. “People appreciate the opportunity to express their thanks to the men and women who serve in our military. It’s a cause our bank is very close to, and we are pleased to provide a way to give back to our troops.”
Anyone can contribute to the troop care-packages through November 12th by dropping off items at any LegacyTexas Bank location. With support from the DFW Blue Star Mothers, packages will be assembled and shipped by bank employees in time for Christmas delivery. When making a contribution, remember that most troops carry more than 50 pounds of gear and have little storage space. Requested food items include beef jerky, powdered drinks, protein bars, candy, seasonings, nuts and other snacks. Batteries, small games, personal notes, holiday cards and toiletries such as baby wipes, shampoo, lotion, sun block, eye drops, Q-Tips, disposable razors, shaving cream, toothpaste, socks, baby powder and other travel-size items are also needed. A full list of suggested items is available from any LegacyTexas Bank employee or at LoneStarSalute.com. To learn more about a Lone Star Salute or to make a contribution, visit a LegacyTexas Bank location or LegacyTexasBank.com.
About LegacyTexas Bank
LegacyTexas Bank is an independent community bank with $1.7 billion in assets. In business since 1963, LegacyTexas Bank currently has 20 branches throughout Collin, Dallas, Tarrant and Parker Counties. LegacyTexas Group is the financial holding company for LegacyTexas Bank and also includes LegacyTexas Insurance Services and LegacyTexas Title. For more information, visit LegacyTexasBank.com.