These awesome people contacted me in February to see how they could help with care packages to deployed military. After learning what goes in a box, they decided to order enough supplies to make 100 boxes!! These boxes have been sent to military in war zones. Items such as travel size toiletries, protein bars, beef jerky, a bear and a crazy pillowcase. These aren’t enough words in the English language to say thank you to all of you. Blessings to each of you.
The Oak Ridge Middle School student council did a donation drive in the spring to collect items for care packages. We met after school at Ms. St John’s room and put together 50 boxes! AND I took numerous boxes of items to the storage locker until more boxes were obtained. The school provided enough for 100 boxes!! Thank you so much for your selfless giving of time and items to our deployed military!
Parkside Elementary School student council asked Thomas Gemmer if they could do a donation drive to help fill the care package boxes for deployed military. These amazing children gave above and beyond what was decided to give. The class that gives the most gets its own bear. Two years in a row these children have given selflessly. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
The USNS Mercy received care packages while deployed In 2018. These are only a few of the ones who got the boxes. Blessings and safe travels!
VetTix.org is a 501(c)3 organization that gives tickets to military and veterans for events all over the USA free or at reduced rates. Check them out! You have to register and verify your military service. We just discovered them.
I made a journey to Jerusalem, Israel in October 2016 for Sukkot. While there I made a visit to the Wailing Wall to add prayers in the wall. Some of those prayers were for our deployed military. Know that you are never far from my mind and always in my heart. May God bless you and keep you safe. Thank you for your service to our country.
CPT Daniel Eggers served as a detachment commander in the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) in the US Army. He was killed in action in Afghanistan during his second tour of duty. A base in Afghanistan was renamed Camp Eggers in CPT Eggers honor.
The American Fallen Soldiers Project luncheon and portrait presentation to his family was held February 11, 2016 at the Harborside Event Center in Ft. Myers. FL. Thank you Eggers family for your long history of military service. Our prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Teddy Bears for the Troops presented Daniels' mother with a remembrance bear.
Southwest Florida NAPA Auto Care Centers is adding to their Veterans Day tribute this year by sponsoring 40 Teddy Bears to be given to deployed military through Teddy Bears for the Troops, Inc. They are also inviting the public to contribute toward sending more teddy bears to our deployed military by visiting any of their seven Naples, North Naples or Bonita Springs locations which are serving as collection sites, where any size donation is encouraged for this cause. To locate one of the seven (7) Teddy Bear donation collection sites, visit: http://swflnapaautocare.com/shop-locations.
The elite group of auto repair businesses that make up the Southwest Florida NAPA Auto Care Centers meet regularly with a focus on business development and are planning other charity-based events and community contributions.
Javon was at our church and decided to join me in making bears to send to deployed military. He received his own bear (named Charlie) after the lot of them were blessed. He received many to take on a deployment with him to give to soldiers who needed them. Thank you for your service to our country and to Teddy Bears for the Troops!