Because women are serving in all the armed services, all around the world, Trinity United Methodist Church Pink Bag Ladies, members of Trinity United Methodist Women, have been donating health care items to lady veterans for many years. It started with church member Dan Brown putting a group of ladies in touch with the program director of the Veterans Administration Western New York Women’s Health Care System. The ladies started by making 100 pink bags filled with health care items such as toothbrush, deodorant, bar soap, lip palm, hand sanitizer, hair brush and medium-sized toothpaste, shampoo, and moisturizer. Currently, over 1,500 bags have been delivered to the Buffalo and Batavia locations.
Four times a year the ladies gather to decorate bags in patriotic, holiday, seasonal or pink themes, that are then delivered.
Tuesday at Trinity, the American Legion Post 1346 donated $500 to the ladies for more supplies and to support their work.
To donate to the project, drop off medium-sized items listed above, or write a check payable to Trinity U.M.W., Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays.
Pictured Nancy Hayes receives a donation from Grand Island Post 1346 Commander Ray DeGlopper.
Upcoming, the ladies plan to expand their program to male servicemen.