VAN WERT - The VFW post 5803 along with the Marsh Foundation and VFW post 3035 are collecting items for transport to the East Coast to help with relief efforts. These organizations are looking for the following items: blankets, jackets, warm clothing, socks, batteries and toiletries. They are not asking for food and water. You can drop off these items at the VFW Post 5803's banquet hall on West Jackson street on Wednesday, Nov. 14 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.