Charity to provide blankets for veterans

Umpqua Community Health Center and the Myrtle Creek Elks Lodge #1943 have partnered on a new program named Operation Warm and Cozy. It supplies veterans at the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center and south Douglas County assisted living facilities with lap blankets, hats, scarves and gloves.

Items can be dropped off at any Umpqua Community Health Center location or at the Myrtle Creek Elks Lodge, 106 S. Main St.

The campaign ends Jan. 15.

Information: 541-860-2037 or

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Erica Welch is the special sections editor for The News-Review, mother of two and a native of Roseburg. She is an alumni of Roseburg High School, UCC and Western Oregon University. She can be reached at or 541-957-4218.

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Rise722 about having a drop-off at some place OPEN....I tried to donate and (luckily) called first - the Myrtle Creek Elks Lodge is hardly ever open - what's wrong with the Elks Lodge on Jackson? And, the Umpqua Health is no longer open on Saturdays - either location - so if the people trying to do this drive want anyone to help - find other places and make this easier!!!

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