Soldier care packages

A group in Belvidere needs some last minute donations for soldiers serving overseas.

Coldwell Banker Premier, Belvidere Bank and Mayor Fred Brererton are collecting comfort items for our servicemen and women. They're putting together packages with sunscreen, pain relievers, lip balm, socks and other toiletries.

The drive started on July fourth and the packages will be sent out after Labor Day weekend. A realtor for Coldwell says the soldiers really appreciate receiving these small items we usually take for granted.

You can drop off donations at the Mayor's office, Coldwell Banker Premier or Belvidere Bank.