It’s Girl Scout cookie time again and our deployed troops will not be left out. Thanks to board member Craig Harris and his wife Eleanor, 40 assorted boxes were sent to Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, and Niger. What could be better than receiving one of these boxes! Requests are still coming in for coffee, so a box was sent to Iraq, and a box filled with tooth paste and toothbrushes was sent to Afghanistan as requested. All of the dental supplies came from my retired teacher friends. Remember that song, “We get by with a little help from our friends”? Those teachers and MOAA members are the friends our deployed troops count on when they are in remote places with little “home” supplies. Perhaps you recall that the Air Force in Niger was requesting Beanie Babies for the orphanage they support. At the last Board meeting, Nancy Rey gave me about 15 more Beanie Babies to send to them.
There are at least 25 Chaplains that send request emails every month. The requests are not for luxury items, just basis supplies. Thank you for making this all possible. Bring an item to donate to the luncheon or put an extra dollar in the pot for deployed troops. Dorothy Williams, email@example.com