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Vets group sifts donation treasure, trash


April 16, 2021

Jana Peterson

The bright green DAV donation boxes are for clothing items, shoes and books only. No glassware, plates, silverware or electronics are allowed. The group will pick up furniture and miscellaneous items in good condition from people's homes via a call to 218-269-2193.

Drivers passing the Cloquet Armory Monday morning saw what appeared to be a mountain of garbage bags outside the bright green DAV donation boxes.

Happily, those bags were mostly filled with clothing donations members of the local Disabled American Veterans chapter will take to the Savers store in Duluth. The local DAV has a deal with the thrift store, which gives money to the veterans organization in return.

Unhappily, there was also a fair amount of "junk" mixed in with the donations.

DAV commander Stan Heuer picked through the bags and loose items stacked in a trailer that would be headed...

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