Gov. Sandoval Announces Supply Drive For Troops

CARSON CITY – Gov. Brian Sandoval has announced he is holding a supply drive for Nevada troops this month. Items are being collected at Sandoval’s offices in the capitol in Carson City and at the Grant Sawyer Building in Las Vegas.

“This summer I was honored and privileged to travel to Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait and meet with our brave men and women,” Sandoval said. “After learning that supplies are much needed, we decided to hold a drive for our troops.”

Gov. Brian Sandoval met with members of the 442nd Signal Corps. in Bagram, Afghanistan in August.

The drive is looking particularly for donations of DVDs, energy bars, foot powder, razors, calling cards, instant coffee, wipes, chap stick and video games.

“Our fellow Nevadans and Americans are putting themselves in harm’s way every day,” Sandoval said. “Through this drive, we are hoping to send them something to bring home a little closer. I encourage all Nevadans to participate.”

Donations will be accepted through Dec. 2.  The offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sandoval’s Las Vegas office is located at 555 E. Washington Ave., Suite 5100.

Blue Star Mothers both north and south will assist in the packing and shipping of collected supplies.