Riderwood Residents and Staff Donate More Than 500 Cubic Feet of Clothing for Vietnam Veterans of America

SILVER SPRING, MD (May 7,  2012) -- Riderwood retirement community residents and staff in Silver Spring donated more than 500 cubic feet of clothing for  the Vietnam Veterans of America. They did it in a two-hour period in which they filled a Veterans truck from four clubhouse locations on the 120 acre- Riderwood campus. This marked the fifth year of participation in the annual clothes collection drive, which was held under sponsorship by the Riderwood Lions Club.  The Riderwood Lions Club is affiliated with The International Association of Lions Clubs, the largest service organization in the world. Lions Club members create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people by providing an array of voluntary community and international services. Among its numerous community service projects, the Riderwood Lions sponsor an annual community clothing drive for the Vietnam Veterans, collect toiletries and other items for the homeless, maintain recycling containers for the collection of Eye Glasses, Hearing Aids, Soda Can Tabs, and Postage Stamps. The stamps are sent to the Lion International "Stamps For The Wounded" project and provide hospitalized veterans in more than 130 Veterans Administration facilities across the nation with the supplies needed to engage in stamp collecting related therapy.   Soda Can Tabs help support the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore.