an independent Tea Party group in DuPage County, IL
What a nice thank you we received.
It feels good to know we helped.
Peace and Love,
Packages4Patriots August Report 8/20/2013
Our August packing was a huge success. We had 40 volunteers come out to
help. We were quite low on supplies to ship and West Suburban Patriots
saved the day! They brought what seemed like truckloads of great items to
ship. The West Suburban Patriots have been collecting during the months of
July and August. Patricia A. is our contact person and she has been really
great about finding facts about what we need to ship and getting the items
to us on the Packing night. We were able to ship 732 pounds in 18 triple
boxes and 7 Priority boxes. Our postage bill was $617. And we received
donations of $645. The extra will be put aside for the Operation World
Christmas Shipping. I am happy to report that we are now shipping to more
Illinois home state soldiers than AnySoldier.com troops. We currently
support 7 Illinois soldiers and 6 soldiers from AnySoldier.
We welcomed volunteers from Elk Grove Rotary Club, and Christus Victor
Lutheran Church. We also had volunteers from Our Savior's United Methodist
Church, as well as folks from our community. Sgt. Mark Evans from
Pizzas4Patriots came out to help pack as well. We thank all of our
supporters; the many folks that come out to pack or collect items or give us
money to pay for postage make what we do possible. You are all a blessing
to us and our soldiers.
Our deployed soldiers need our support more than ever because of the
drawdown & budget cuts.
So, we are asking for protein bars, individual drink flavoring mixes, baby
wipes, trail mix, beef jerky and toiletries with the exception of dental
supplies. Our own great supporter, Jimmy T., keeps us well supplied with
toothpaste, floss, brushes, and mouthwash. We pack next on September 17th.
I noticed requests for sticky fly traps and car fresheners as well.
We hope you all had a great summer.
Peace and Love,
Thank you to all who donated!