The Saturday, August 10th OSC 83rd packing went extremely well considering many of our regular volunteers were away this session. Everyone worked hard to get the job done. I can’t thank all our volunteers enough for putting in the double time effort to support our troops! Even our guest visitors, U.S. Marine Veteran Corporal Brett Decker and his mother, Kim Pehlke of Naples, Florida jumped in to help pack, seal and fill out labels in the final hour of our packing session.
Troops can expect to receive their packages around August 24, 2013.
This shipment contains 93 packages that weights approximately 1,175 pounds. There are a total of 40 soldiers (39 in Afghanistan, 1 in Kuwait) receiving our care packages. OSC supports 30 male soldiers and 10 female soldiers with 8 of them being officers and 32 enlisted soldiers. The break down per branch is: (20) U.S. Army, (15) U.S. Marines, (2) U.S. Navy, (1) U.S. Air Force and (2) UK Army soldiers.
The boxes were filled with all our standard packaged goods. Nine of the soldiers received waterproof bibles. We also included 101 cards and letters to our troops.
We have three packing sessions remaining in our 2013 schedule. These sessions are on Saturday, September 21st, November 2nd and November 30th, which will be our Christmas packing session.