Our 85th packing to the troops took place on Saturday, November 30, 2013. This was our official Christmas packing for our troops and our final packing for the 2013 season. The boxes got delivered to the post office on December 4th and should be arriving the week of December 16th and be in the hands of our troops before Christmas Day!
We shipped to a total of 38 soldiers. There are 36 OSC soldiers serving in Afghanistan and 2 serving in Kuwait. Of these soldiers 33 of them are U.S. Army, 2 U.S. Marines, 1 U.S. Navy, 1 U.S. Air Force, and 1 UK Army. We did add 2 more soldiers to our list and will have 4 of them returning home soon. Amen to that!
The 88 boxes that weighed in at 1,100 pounds contained 50 handmade patriotic Christmas stockings, 222 Christmas cards which included cards from the FBCN Children’s Ministry, 90 Tracts, 38 Christian Books, 88 Christian Magazines along with all the goodies, snacks and Double Stuffed Oreo’s we normally include with each care package. The total cost for this shipment came to $2,754.00.
The OSC volunteers finished the 2013 packing season in good spirits and with good cheer. May the troops feel the Love, Peace and Joy of the Christmas Season that was packed with each box.
May God bless them all and keep them safe until everyone returns home in 2014!