Chemtool Inc. and JA Frate Official OSOT Drop Zone

Clay Jackson/Staff Soldiers stand at attention during a departure ceremony Tuesday for Kentucky Army National Guard's Headquarters Company, 206th Engineer Battalion. More than 5,000 Kentucky Guard troops have been mobilized since Sept. 11, 2001.

ROCKTON (WIFR) -- Chemtool Incorporated and JA Frate are joining forces with Operation Support Our Troops America (OSOT) which is a volunteer based 501c3 organization. The Chemtool Incorporated Technology Center located at 801 W. Rockton Road, in Rockton, IL, will serve as a collection point for supplies to be sent overseas on November 23 - 25, 2012. JA Frate will have a semi trailer on site to house the collections. Our goal is to completely fill the trailer with supplies for our troops!

OSOT stays in direct contact with the troops overseas and notes the items that the troops are requesting. They then collect those supplies and send 25-pound packages to individual military personnel.

A list of items is available online at You can help by donating the following items to be included in boxes shipping to our troops. Needed items include:

Peanut Butter (28 oz or less, plastic jars only)2. Jelly (32 oz or less, plastic jars only) Individual hot and cold drink mix packets (Gatorade, Propel, hot chocolate, instant coffee, etc) Individually wrapped packages of coffee creamer Canned pasta/soup Individually wrapped snacks Shaving cream (non aerosol preferred)7. Body wash for men (18 oz or less Handwarmers Lip Balm (Chapstick, etc) Over the counter cold medication-no liquids please Black or white socks - crew length with no visible logos.

Each member of the military receives a package weighing approximately 25 pounds and costs about $25 to ship. Those donating are asked to please check the expiration dates on all items donated.

Drop Zone Location and Time of Operation:

Chemtool Incorporated Technology Center
801 W. Rockton Road
Rockton, IL 61072

Friday, November 23 and Saturday November 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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