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Greensburg YMCA seeks donations for National Guard unit

| Monday, June 24, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

The Greensburg YMCA on South Maple Avenue is seeking donations of ice pops, homemade cookies and magazines to send to the Pennsylvania Army National Guard's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 104th Attack Reconnaissance Regiment, which is stationed in Afghanistan.

The YMCA is collecting the items in its lobby from Monday through Wednesday. The cookies should be placed in a box to prevent crushing during shipping. A small donation to cover the costs of shipping the items is welcome.

YMCA employee Karen McGarry is spearheading the collection. The magazines will give the soldiers something to read during their free time, she said.

The unit, based at the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport near Johnstown, is scheduled to return home in August.

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