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Michiana couple on a mission to pack 200 boxes for deployed military dogs and handlers


A couple is asking for donations to help fill 200 care packages to military working dogs and their handlers. 

Lisa Eiser and her husband are working through an organization called Military Working Dog Team Support Association. The two are the only volunteers in the state of Indiana. 

Now they’re getting the chance to host their own pack, which means they’ll be filling 200 boxes for deployed handlers and dogs. 

"There isn't a place where they can go to get dog wipes,” said Eiser. “And when they're out in the field, their dogs are with them all the time. And you know, they stink and sweat just like we do.”

She and her husband have been volunteering with Military Working Dog Team Support Association for nearly three years. 

They plan to pack the boxes on September 1 at the Bourbon Fire Department. That’s where Eiser is storing all the donations coming in. 

“We’re getting down to the wire now so there are specific items that we're looking for that we haven't received yet or haven't gotten contact back from other places,” said Eiser. “So there's a little bit of tension there for some of the things because we want our boxes to be really, really full."

Here are the items still needed:

  • 400-600 Protein Bars
  • 400-600 Single Serve Powdered Drink Mix
  • 400-600 Bags of Sunflower Seeds
  • 100 Soda Pup Cherry Bomb Toys
  • 200 Ground Coffee Bags (11-16 oz.)
  • 200 Surgical Scissors

There is also a wish list of items on Amazon. Click here to purchase those items. Any donations can be dropped off at the fire department or the clerk’s office in Bourbon. 

Eiser is encouraging anyone interested in volunteering to help pack the boxes at the fire department. Packing will start at 10 a.m. on September 1.

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