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Lt. Governor McKee and Volunteers to Pack Care Packages for RI Troops for 14th Annual Operation Holiday Cheer

PROVIDENCE, R.I. This weekend, Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee will be joined by volunteers from across Rhode Island to receive donations of goods and pack care packages as part of the 14th Annual Operation Holiday Cheer at the Warwick Armory, 541 Airport Road. On Saturday, November 19th, volunteers will collect and sort donations from 9:00 am 1:00 pm and on Sunday, November 20th from 9:00 am 12:00 pm volunteers will assemble hundreds of care packages for Rhode Island service members who are away from home during the holidays.

Operation Holiday Cheer is made possible through the generous support of sponsors including: AAA Southern New England, AlphaGraphics, American Red Cross, Amica Mutual Insurance Company, Bank Newport, Bank of America, Blue Star Moms, City of Warwick, CVS Health, Del's Lemonade, Dunkin' Donuts, Electric Boat, Finlay Extracts & Ingredients, Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England, Gold Star Moms, Hasbro, The Home Depot, Local 57 Operating Engineers, National Grid, The New England Patriots, Ocean State Job Lot, The Pawtucket Red Sox, The Providence Journal, Rhode Island National Guard Family Assistance Center, Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, Stop & Shop, The U.S. Postal Service Providence, The Valley Breeze, Walmart, The Washington Trust Company WHAT: Operation Holiday Cheer Weekend-long event for drop-off of donations and packing of care packages

WHO: Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee Congressman David Cicilline Congressmen Jim Langevin Mayor Scott Avedisian General Christopher P. Callahan Kasim Yarn, Director of Veterans Affairs

WHEN: Donation Drop-off: Saturday, November 19, 2016 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Care Package Assembly: Sunday, November 20, 2016 9:00 am 12:00 pm* *Brief speaking program to begin at 10:00 am

WHERE: Warwick Armory, 541 Airport Road Warwick, RI, 02886

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