Donations for overseas troops successful

RIDGWAY – An initiative championed by the Elk County Veterans' Affairs office to reach out to area military members serving outside the continental United States has been a resounding success.The office started with just three individuals announced in a Dec. 5 article but since then, the list has ballooned to 11."The donations have been coming in and we had some collection sites set up," said Leslie Neal, director of Elk County Veterans' Affairs. "The people have been very generous and we haven't even put out the bulk of our collection bins."