MASON CITY | Members of the Dean Welsh VFW Auxiliary Post 4370, Britt, are now working on a new care package program

Auxiliary members have sent 49 care packages to the U.S.S. Fitzgerald and are now collecting items for the U.S.S. John S. McCain officers and crew members. The ship recently suffered damage along with the loss of the lives of ten sailors.

Helping to continue the care package program, the Jerry Parmley North Star Chapter 790 of Vietnam Veterans of America donated $300 towards the new care package program.

“We realize getting donations will be difficult, with the hurricanes in the news,” chairman Jean A. Perkins, “but also want to remember the military members that still need our help also.”