Christmas in July

 
$15,370
$4,630
Raised
Remaining
Dec 12, 2011

Redshirts/GlobalGiving partners share Christmas

On November 25th, the Brookings-Harbor Redshirts were able to send 130 more care packages to our  wounded warriors and our troops at two hospitals in Afghanistan. Thanks to our GlobalGiving partrners for helping make this support possible.

We sent care packages filled with hand made Christmas ornaments, gifts, portable DVD players, DVD's, CD's, healthy snacks, goodies and lots of hygiene items. We directed our support to the Nato Role 3 Multi-National hospital in Afghanistan and also the 10th Combat Support Hospital in Afghanistan.

We wrapped many Christmas gifts for under their Christmas trees and had 40 portable DVD players to help keep our wounded soldiers entertained while recovering from their injuries. We included coffee, popcorn, licorice, Christmas candy, over 100 cloth frisbees, Clif bars and many letters from our local Middle School, as well as from various churches and private citizens.

We have yet to hear back from any of the reciepients as they are probably just now receiving the packages and will probably save them until Christmas. Our contacts promised they would let us know when everything has arrived at their camps. We do however, have a couple of recent thank you letters from troops who recently received some of the care packages you helped us send.

Please continue to support the troops. Some times, that's what keeps us going. Knowing that there are people back home who care what we do and know why we do it. We are coming to an end on our deployment. We had some good times and some bad times. But going through it with your brothers in arms, is what makes this experience a very special one. Thank you again for all your prayers, support, and packages. Thank your for serving those who serve. May God bless you all! We all can't wait to come home!!!!!!!!! God Bless America!

- Harold Badillo and the Military Police Platoon

And from Chaplain Gilmore at Camp Dwyer:

Greetings,

On behalf of the leaders and Soldiers of the 115th Combat Support Hospital, I’d like to thank each of you and your organizations for being so faithful in serving in our unit. Over the past year, your efforts to increase our morale and make being away from home a bit easier have paid eternal dividends. And from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you.

Our replacements, the 10th Combat Support Hospital are here now and are in the process of assuming this mission. Their Chaplain, CPT Anthony Allen, is copied on this email. He will be in touch with you to share their needs and their gratitude as well. I’m sure you’ll take as good care of them as you did us.

Blessings,

Chaplain Gilmore

So thank you, first, to our Troops for being on the front line for our nation and also thanks to all our partners at GlobalGiving, for without your support, our project would not be nearly as sucessfull as you have helped make it. We will send you another update when we hear back from our contacts and reciepients of our Christmas program.

Thank you for your support,

With Gratitude,

Frank Muller, Project Leader

Brookings-Harbor Redshirts

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Project Leader

Sharon Hitzman

Brookings, OR United States

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