Zionsville Times Sentinel

September 19, 2012

Group provides ‘Hope for Heroes’

By Matt Werner/Times Sentinel reporter

— One local group is in its fourth year of providing knitted items for homeless veterans and hopes this year will be its biggest yet.

The Kappa Theta Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, an international service, education and leadership organization, has taken donations for the Hope for Heroes campaign for four years, and hopes to double last year’s donation total.

“Every year we’ve done it, we have doubled our previous year’s total,” Jenni Russ, media relations for Epsilon Sigma Alpha, said. “We would love to do that again and get $8,000 worth of items.”

Russ said the drive will begin Nov. 10 and end on Dec. 16. There will be various drop-off locations including Akard True Value Hardware, Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, the Boone Village Hallmark store and other locations.

Some of the items the group is collecting are toothpaste, soap, underwear and other personal hygiene products.

See Wednesday’s Times Sentinel for the full story.