WATERVILLE — Maine Oxy recently announced the Maine Oxy Supports the Troops program, which allows employees, community members and local businesses to make large care package donations to members of the military on active duty in war zones, according to a news release.

With 13 corporate donation sites across New England, Maine Oxy, a propane and welding supply company, hopes area communities will help reach the goal to send out 50 care packages per month.

In the next few months, Maine Oxy plans to increase the amount of care packages shipped overseas by asking the community for small donations and asking local businesses to set up drop boxes.

To host a drop box, businesses may call 800-377-9433 or send an email to [email protected] Donations to help pay for shipping costs are also welcome.

The following donated items are welcome: powdered drink mixes, non-perishable snacks, canned meats, pasta, batteries, books and magazines, playing cards, pens, stationary, wet wipes, eye drops, lip balm, toothpaste, feminine products, soap and letters.

Drop boxes can be found ine located in Auburn, Brewer, Rockland, South Portland and Waterville.

For more information, visit maineoxy.com/most.htm.

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