Edward Jones advisor spearheading packages for troops project

Local Edward Jones financial advisor Doug Schmidt and his family attended a regional training weekend last year that included an annual service project to pack boxes to send to troops overseas. Last year enough donations were given to send more than 150 boxes and they would like to exceed that goal this year.

Those interested in donating any of the following items are asked to drop them off at the Edward Jones office in Ida Grove by June 14.

Most needed items include: toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, tooth brush holder or cover, tooth picks, individual Kool-Aid/Crystal Lite packets for water, baby wipes or body wipes, tall flip-flops for the shower and beef jerky.

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