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Marine stands for the wounded and collects donations Saturday

Mark Dolfini, founder of Standing for the Fallen, returns to Rio Rancho for the third year in a row Saturday to stand at the corner of NM 528 and Southern Boulevard (in front of Walgreens) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Once again, donations will be collected for wounded servicemen and women at Landstuhl Medical Center in Germany.

Last year, more than $5,000 in cash (a record) and more than 100 pounds of toiletries and other necessities were collected.

Items asked for include:

• New sweat pants and hoodie sweat jackets (gray, black and dark blue);


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• Lounge/PJ/sleep pants (any color);

• White crew-neck undershirts and T-shirts;

• Personal care items (razors, lip balm, travel-size shampoo and travel-size shaving cream); and

• Cash or checks. (Checks may be made payable to Marine Corps League #547).

For more information, call Standing for the Fallen's New Mexico coordinator, Karrie Bota, at 228-8639.