Enlist to Serve

“God’s work. Our hands.” on Sunday, September 9


Zion Lutheran Church is hosting a special community breakfast honoring local veterans and military families on Sunday, September 9 from 8:00 to 11:00 am. Guests of honor include veterans, those in active military service, and their families. 

Non-military attendees are invited to give a freewill donation with proceeds going to the Roseau County Veterans Relief Fund.

Volunteers of all ages will be needed to help in several areas. In addition to preparing and serving breakfast for the community, there will be a few other ways to show your support and love for our military personnel. We’ll be assembling some quilts, comfort boxes, and health care items to be sent to patients in the Fargo VA hospital. Also on hand will be displays of local military items on loan from the Warroad Heritage Center. Area organizations such as Roseau County Veterans Services, the American Legion, and the American Legion Auxiliary will be invited to share information about their work in the community.

We’ll be collecting new items from the list below. Look for a display in the Gathering Space at Zion with a collection box in which to place items for veterans.

  • Mouthwash (alcohol free; travel size only)
  • Denture cleaning tablets
  • Denture adhesive (regular size is acceptable)
  • Deodorant
  • Combs (no rattail combs)
  • Brushes
  • Hand and body lotion (both travel and regular sized)
  • Nail clippers and toenail clippers
  • Chap stick/Carmex
  • Shampoo (both travel and regular sized)
  • Hair conditioner
  • Hair spray or gel
  • Emery boards
  • Playing cards (regular and pinochle)
  • Cigar boxes, cardboard pencil boxes, or plastic pencil boxes
  • Small notepads
  • Pens
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

There are also patterns available for sewers to make wheelchair bags, urine bag covers, oxygen tube bags, heart pillows, and neck pillows here:

Enlist to Serve – sewing patterns and directions

Sign-up sheets to volunteer are available in the Gathering Space at Zion Lutheran Church! If you have questions, contact the church office at 218-386-1733, ext. 3.

Be sure to save the date, Sunday, September 9 and invite our local military families, vets, and guardsmen to come enjoy a breakfast in their honor. The breakfast will be free will donation with matching funds up to $500 from the Zion “God’s work. Our hands.” fund and all proceeds will be going to the Roseau County Veterans’ Relief Fund. This event is open to the entire Warroad area.