On November 7th, 2009, Operation Any Soldier has its first items collected for our deployed Heroes. A presentation was made by Brian Witcher and the boxes were paid for by the ladies of WiNGS.
We started off with 5 boxes but quickly realized that we had 51 boxes to send. The project had a great start and the elders came to our aid. Since then so many boxes have been sent and so many volunteers who helped by donating items, packing boxes, and getting them to the Post Office.
Our church has received letters of thanks as well as flags for their work as a thank you from our first contact Jose H. Silva (Iraq) and from Warren Woodrow (Afg). These are proudly displayed in the showcases. Many of the letters came from Benjamin Franklin Charter School (over 4000 to date) as well as our own children. Letters are the number requested items by the troops.
Recently we sent out 21 boxes to our Heroes in Jordan, U.S.S. Iwo Jima, and an undisclosed location. The boxes include snacks, candy, shampoo, tooth brushes, tooth paste, baby wipes, protein and the list goes on. Large companies have also donated to us….Walgreens, Embassy Suites and Resident’s Inn.
All of this has made more people aware of our deployed as well as allowing individuals to help support them. They know they are wanted, needed and appreciated thanks to you. Thank you to all that have supported its effort and have allowed it to continue for 6 years. We have shown and taught our children about our freedom and where it comes from. It also allowed them to be proud of those who have served.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Debbie Suazo.
For a more detailed list and specified quantities click here.
- Beef Jerky
- Tuna pouches
- Gatorade Stix
- Crystal Lite Drink Mixes
- Hard Candy
- Energy/Nutrition Bars
- Soft Candy
- Rice Crispy Treats (individually packaged)
- Oreo Cookies
- Girl Scout Cookies
- Canned Meat (send forks too)
- Chef-Boy-R-Dee cans
- Baby Wipes
- Toothbrush + Holder