Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
We wish to thank all those that participated in our recent Troop Support B-Day. It is our goal that every soldier that we can contact (over 900 at present) receives a care package. This is impossible without the support of our community. However, over the last three and half years there has been more than 13,000 packages sent to our troops.
Our reputation is so good now that as Military Companies leave the battle lines and new ones come in, we are referred to the incoming Commanders. It is not long before we hear from them. However, due to the economy and the fact you don’t see much of the war on TV, donations have been sliding down.
We have a web page at www.cplpalmertroopsupport.com which explains who we are, what we do and how to adopt Troops to send packages. We recently received a letter from a soldier in Afghanistan. In part this is a what he said: “Recently I received a package from your organization and I’m very delighted and amazed you took time to create it.......What you do is honorable. I believe I can speak for all of us, service members, in saying, ‘Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.....I look forward to serving with my brothers and sisters in harm’s way ...And as long as I know you are safe, I’ll continue doing it.”
These are the words we get often. How could we not continue to support our troops while they protect the very freedoms we enjoy everyday? Again, thank you for all your support. If you would like to get involved or send a package to one or more of our troops please contact us by phone at 209-239-3088, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our page: Groups/organizations/clubs.
Sept. 1, 2011