The National Association of Naval Veterans (NANV) Port 5 in Bridgeport is joining with Molly’s Adopt A Sailor to collect donations for sailors aboard the USS Dewey. The USS Dewey is on deployment with the Carl Vinson Strike Group in the 7th Fleet area of operations, supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia- Pacific region.

Molly’s Adopt a Sailor is a non-profit organization that collects everyday items that sailors, soldiers, marines and airmen do not have, sends them along with cards and letters to their adopted servicemen and women.

Items being collected include personal hygiene products for men and women, snacks (e.g., energy, protein and granola bars), toiletries, and water additives (Gatorade powder, Propel powder, liquid flavor drops).

Donna Breunig is leading this effort with the help of the Port 5 and several Connecticut Navy moms.

All items must be collected by Saturday Jan. 3, 2015.

Information and drop-off locations can be obtained by sending an e-mail to donnabreunig@yahoo.com or calling 203-521-6935.