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PFH stuffing stockings for soldiers

Staff Report

 

IRONTON — The idea is to send our troops a little taste of home for the holidays. Phillips Funeral Home is one of nearly 1,000 participating Veterans & Family Memorial Care providers nationwide participating in the annual VFMC Christmas Stockings for Soldiers initiative.

From now through December those interested may stop in to pick-up a Free Christmas Stocking to take home, decorate and stuff with Christmas cheer. Participants will receive a list of recommended items along with the free stocking, Phillips Funeral Home will then ship the stockings, at their expense, to the troops abroad in time for Christmas.

“Sending our heroes some good tidings and holiday cheer is a great way for us to show our support and appreciation for the sacrifices they make to keep our country safe and secure,” said David Phillips, owner of Phillips Funeral Home.

If area residents know of any Lawrence County residence serving overseas please contact, Phillips Funeral Home with their name and mailing address and the funeral home will be sure to send some stockings to each.

Also, as part of being the only local funeral home involved with Veterans & Family Memorial Care, Phillips Funeral Home is also an official drop off center for Cell Phones for Soldiers.

Residents are asked to bring in their old cell phones to help the troops call home this holiday season. The old cell phones are recycled and turned into free calling cards for our heroes.

Last year VFMC Providers nationwide collected enough old cell phones to provide the troops overseas with over 1 million free calling minutes.

The goal is to hit 2 million free calling minutes this year.

Those interested may stop by the funeral home from now through Dec. 15, Monday through Saturday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to pick up a free stocking or drop off old cell phones.

Phillips Funeral Home is located at 1004 S. Seventh St. in Ironton.