Senator Elder Vogel Jr. announces his offices will serve as a Yellow Ribbon Girls collection site for troop donations

Donations to be sent to local military service members serving our country overseas

State Senator Elder Vogel, Jr. is announcing that his offices in Rochester and New Castle will now serve as a collection site for our troops currently deployed overseas. These donations will be delivered to the Yellow Ribbon Girls, an Ellwood City based group, who then put together these care packages to be sent all over the world. To date, the Yellow Ribbon Girls, with help from local individuals and organizations, have sent over 33,000 packages to our service members.

Popular items include: travel size toiletry items, batteries, pens, pencils, beef jerky, snack size nuts, crackers and trail mix, to name a few. For a complete list of items requested, please visit or A full list can also be obtained from either of Senator Vogel’s district offices. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

For more information, please call the Rochester Office at 724-774-0444 or the New Castle Office at 724-654-1444.

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