Our 90 boxes from the April 9, 2016 packing session have successfully arrived to their destinations.
Of the 90 boxes we had 9 special packages for our female soldiers. We call these “Girly Girl” packages. As you can see in the photo our “Girly Girl” care packages were being prepared for shipping. Everything was coordinated by Lauren and Laura Paul and Shelly Foulke. Shelly did the shopping, and Lauren and Laura did the packing.
They did a great job with their efforts and we know the female soldiers appreciate these specialty items. It truly helps deployment time feel more uplifting considering their circumstances.
The total shipment weighed in at 1,035 pounds with a cost of $3,783.35.
This shipment included 7 waterproof Bibles and letters to each of the soldiers.
The Muscle Behind The Scenes
Each packing session requires us to load 80 some large U.S. flat rate boxes from a church storage closet on to a flatbed cart, on to a pickup truck, then transferred to another flatbed cart, and haul them into the U.S. Post Office in Golden Gate.
This is no easy task! It requires muscle and a strong back. At Operation Soldier Care we are fortunate to have two great men, Gary Duckett and Chad Coleman, who were the muscle behind the scenes for this shipment.
I truly appreciate their help to handle the final duty to get our care packages to where they need to be.
Thanks guys for your muscle, and thanks girls for handling the “Girly Girl” packages! You’re awesome!
Praising God for everyone and their support!