VAN WERT – Residents at Hearth and Home in Van Wert painted artwork, wrote cards, and donated other items such as beef jerky, tooth paste, and tooth brushes to American Red Cross to be sent to members of the military for Christmas.

Pictured from left is Hearth and Home resident Marjorie Rhoades, American Red Cross associate Michelle Williams, and Hearth and Home resident Bill Bolenbaugh. Also pictured in front is Venus, Hearth and Home resident canine. The Red Cross collects items to send to military both in the United States and over seas. Williams noted that the service members really enjoy reading letters.