Our 90 boxes from the October 31, 2015 packing session have successfully begun to arrive to their destination. They are just in time for Thanksgiving!
The shipment weighed in at 990 pounds at a total cost of $3,640.79. We included 15 bibles, 102 tracts, 50 Christian magazines and 90 letters.
We distributed 78 care packages to soldiers stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq. The remaining 12 boxes were delivered to soldiers located in East Africa, Kosovo, Gitmo, S. Korea, Bahrain, and Kuwait.
Mrs. Davison’s First Baptist Academy 5th grade class packed care packages for the soldier they adopted who is serving in Afghanistan. Ten of their boxes were shipped with our November shipment and their remaining eight packages will ship in early December for Christmas. Mrs. Davison’s class collected all of the items and packed the boxes. They did a FANTASTIC job! Their soldier will be truly blessed for Thanksgiving and Christmas. A big “Thank You” goes out to Mrs. Davison and her students. We appreciate you and so do the troops!
COLLIER COUNTY HONOR FLIGHT – Mission 7
One final bit of good news to report! During our packing session we honored OSC volunteer Leonard Bellin. I mentioned in my previous post about Len that he was participating in the Collier County Honor Flight – Mission 7 on Saturday, November 7, 2015. Len was one of seventy treasured WWII Heroes who traveled for the one day trip to Washington, D.C. on the 70th Anniversary year marking the end of WWII (1945-2015).
Two of the WWII Heroes had the distinct honor of laying the wreath on behalf of Collier County Honor Flight at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. While in Washington, in addition to witnessing the changing of the guard at Arlington, Veterans visited the WWII Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, and the Vietnam Memorial. It was a big day.
At the end of their busy day more than 1,000 family members, local Service Members, local Law Enforcement and community well wishers greeted Mission 7 Veterans at the RSW airport Welcome Home ceremony. It was a day that Len will treasure forevermore. As you can see by the photos below he was grinning from ear to ear.
To see the WINK coverage about the Collier County Honor Flight event go to: Vets fly to Washington D.C.
Well as they say in the Air Force “Aim High … Fly, Fight, Win”, and we shall continue to support the troops, honor our Heroes, and keep this ministry ball rolling.