Eagle Scout candidate helps veterans

Dakota Chixarro, an Eagle Scout candidate from Troop 3, New Bedford, is reaching out to veterans.

A part of becoming an Eagle Scout is planning and conducting a service project .He decided to create a drive for veterans and donate all the collections to the Veterans Transition House in New Bedford.

He has assembled a bin in the lobby of police headquarters, 871 Rockdale Ave. The lobby is open 24-7.

Donated items must be new and contain no alcohol or nicotine. Accepted items include toiletries, personal care items. board games, hats and non-perishable snacks. Great job Dakota! Stop by and help a veteran and a young scout.