Christmas packages at the post office
The Brookings-Harbor Redshirts are so proud to be able to send packages to our troops. The thing that we have learned over the years from our troops thru letters and pictures is that our troops are not only brave but they have great hearts. They love being in the military, they love their country, they love what they are doing. They work with people that don't want them there,, and they comfort the local children and people. It truly takes a special person to do what they do. There sacrifices are many so let's keep them in our prayers' and honor them every day of our lives as they are the ones protecting us from harm.
November is when we do our regular Christmas for our troops. We will be sending 100 to 150 packages again this year. It is winter there so we will sending comfort food, warm hats and gloves, socks and pocket warmers. Our organization also likes to send the goodies of Christmas, decorations, candies, cookies, and fudge. We will also send fun gifts and practical gifts. They like to receive Christmas cards so they can send them to their families and friends. This is something we send all year round by sending all occasion cards.
We put a lot of thought and work into our shipments and we love doing it. Our group will make over 100 handmade ornament again this year for our troops. We have been doing this for the last 6 years. Every year they are something different. We wrap all of our gifts before sending them for our regular and our Christmas in July.
We are very grateful to all of our supporters and honor all of you for your dedication to our troops. Thank you for keeping our dreams going to continue to send packages, "Until They All Come Home".
Here are a couple of recent letters from our troops!
Dear Brookings-Harbor Redshirts
My name is Hector Alvardo and I recieved a care package from you the other daywas a little late cuz I just got back from R&R. But, I really appreciate it. Its always great to recieve mail fro, back home. Helps with moral and lets us know that people care about us back in the states. But I passed out the goodies with fellow guys they enjoyed them very much and the hygiene stuff you sent was a hit also. But, I also enjoyed the picture you sent love the senerity "sorry terrible speller". I have it put up on my wall. It was nice writing you I wil stay in contact.
Thank you again,
from Hector Alvarado
To each and every Member of the Redshirt Society,
It is very nice difficult to write what is in my heart when your eyes are filled with tears and there is a lump in your throat when you realize that a group of almost perfect strangers have done something quite awesome for me bringing unbeiveable happiness and joy by taking of their time to put together a box filled things sent from home andsent with love by men, women and children that I don't know. Jessica and Tina and the entire family of Jessica want to say thank you from the very bottom of our hearts for sending her and many others your love and support May god bless you and keep you in the hollow of his hand today and forever.