If you haven't checked-out and gotten involved in Christmas for Our Troops, you should. Ask anyone who has served in the military, and they will tell you that 'care packages from home' are a great way for you to show your support for the men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan with the United States armed forces.
This is a Midland-based effort that "provides individual Christmas boxes full of a variety of gifts, necessities and goodies for our local men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. These boxes will be shipped in mid-December via Priority mail to ensure that our troops have a package from home in their hands before Christmas Eve. This is a non-partisan private effort to give West Texans the opportunity to give a little something back to the military folks who give so much for us and this country."
Last month, I posted about part of this year's effort at First Presbyterian Church of Midland, where young people assembled and stacked shipping boxes, getting them ready to be filled, sealed and mailed overseas. THAT step - the filling and the seasling - took place this week at First Prez. As you can see from the photos below, there was a wonderful turnout of volunteers of all shapes and sizes and ages.
Since that day, the boxes have made their way to the post office, and are headed overseas. But there are still ways for YOU to get involved and help out - if not this year, then next. For more information, please contact CFOT Chairman Scott Davis at (432) 620-8820, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also make a financial contribution by contacting Western National Bank ("Christmas for OUR Troops Fund"), 508 W. Wall Street, Midland, Texas 79701.