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East Texans partnering to make care packages for troops

TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

Released by Tyler Convention and Visitors Bureau:

TYLER, TX - U. S. Soldiers Foundation and Brookshire's Food Stores are joining forces to collect and send care packages to servicemen and women in Iraq and Afghanistan.  On Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 10 A.M.to 5 P.M.,   Brookshire's Food Stores, 2020 Roseland Blvd. Tyler, TX,   will be taking names and addresses of relatives or friends stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and collecting care package items or monetary donations to ship packages overseas to our troops.

Suggested items for the packages include snack foods (crackers, cookies, cereal bars, nutrigrain bars, etc), lotions, non perishables, beef jerky, drink mixes, flip flops, hard candy, sheets, pillowcases, blistex, toothbrushes, dental floss, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, playing cards, shower gel, gum, canned tuna and chicken.  This sounds like small items to each of us, but to our troops, it is a big deal.  Magazines, crossword puzzles, etc. are also greatly appreciated.  Remember easy open lids, unscented items, no pork products, and no chocolate.  It melts.  Enclose any liquid, cream or lotion in a zip lock bag.

Allan Bussey, Brookshire's Roseland Blvd. Store Director stated, "This is something our community needs to do to show our support for the troops who put themselves in harm's way on a daily basis".  We would like to thank the U. S. Soldiers Foundation for helping us with this worthwhile project."

Greg Bubblis, CEO of U.S. Soldiers Foundation agreed and said, "We are excited to partner with Brookshire's Food Stores in making life a little easier for our servicemen and women in the Middle East. I know first hand what these care packages can do for a soldier's morale and spirit." 

We are asking for a $5.00 donation for BBQ plates witch will include BBQ chicken, potato salad, baked beans, a roll, and drink  On Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 10 A.M.to 5 P.M.,   Brookshire's Food Stores, 2020 Roseland Blvd. Tyler, TX , Other activities will be held all during the day.

The U. S. Soldiers Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to all military personnel, all veterans with an honorable discharge, and their families. There aren't enough words to express the debt of gratitude we, as a country, owe our military personnel and their families for their loyal and faithful service. The USSF‘s aim is to provide the best services available to all our military community.

For further information about care packages or this event, call Allen at Brookshire's at 903-593-1411, The U.S. Soldiers Foundation at 318-737-7009, or e-mail amy.piro@us-sf.org.  To learn more about USSF go to www.ussoldiersfoundation.org.   For Veteran assistance, e-mail info@us-sf.org

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