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Donation drive for 5th Stryker Brigade

Post by Scott Fontaine on Oct. 8, 2009 at 8:05 am with 3 Comments »
October 8, 2009 8:05 am

Volunteers in Puyallup are collecting snacks, books, playing cards, used CDs and DVDs and other items for soldiers of Fort Lewis’ 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division in Afghanistan.

But the deadline for making donations to Operation Make A Soldier Smile is coming up fast – it’s Monday.

Puyallup has a community connection with the brigade. Donations of food, music, games, stamps, pens, envelopes and personal hygiene supplies may be dropped off at Puyallup City Hall, 333 S. Meridian, or at the Puyallup Chamber of Commerce, 323 N. Meridian, Suite, A, according to a flyer.

The wish list includes non-perishable snacks like beef jerky, protein and granola bars, hot chocolate mix, coffee, pretzels, corn chips, hard candy and similar items.

Personal care products like deodorant, foot powder or spray, small wet wipes, lip balm, soap, shampoo, disposable razors, toothbrushes and toothpaste also are welcome.

Small toys for the troops to hand out to children may be donated, too.

Tax deductible donations of money to cover postage and shipping may be made by checks payable to AUSA Fort Lewis. Contact Puyallup City Councilwoman Kathy Turner at 253-848-2507 or 253-312-2262 about making monetary donations.

For more information and to see the entire care package list, go to www.cityofpuyallup.org.

Leave a comment Comments → 3
  1. I think this is a fantastic way to honor their service. Great job to everyone involved!

  2. I SEND MY SOLDIERS WHAT THEY NEED.I CALLED IT MAKE A SOLDIER SMILE.MY GRANDSON IS IN SPINBALDAH.AT WORK I HAVE PEOPLE HELPING ME SEND OUR SOLDIERS WHAT THEY NEED.I HAVE 2 TROOPS THAT I SEND PACKAGES TO.PLEASE REMEMBER THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING.I AM SENDING TO MY 2 TROOPS STOCKINGS.65 OF THEM.AND MY 2 TROOPS CHRISTMAS TREES AND CHANUKA .PLEASE REMEMBER OUR TROOPS.MY GRANSON IS IN THE 5TH STRYKER BRIGADE FROM FORT LEWIS.GOD BLESS MY TROOPS THAT HAVE GIVEN THIER LIVES.I WANT THEM HOME.HE’S COMING HOME FOR 2 WEEKS IN FEBRUARY AND GETTING MARRIED.PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS.HELP THE FAMILIES WHO HAVE LOST THIER SONS.I PRAY AND CRY EVERY NIGHT.WE HAVE TO GET THEM HOME.I’M A PROUD GRANDMOTHER.BUT I CRY FOR EVERYONE OF MY SOLDIERS.ONE LOST IS TOO MANY.I WANT THEM HOME.

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