Help Needed for Christmas Packages

ITEMS NEEDEDTwas three weeks before OPSEND… with volunteers in a flurry.   Care package items are needed… and needed in a hurry!  

Things are really buzzing around the Military Missions office as everyone is preparing for the largest care package assembly of the year, Operation S.E.N.D. Christmas (OPSEND). We expect this to be the largest one yet! If you are in the Lexington area, we hope you will be able to come out and participate as we wrap items and assemble baggies for the 100’s on care packages that will be heading overseas to our deployed men & women. Our list of names has continued to grow this year, despite the news reports that our troops have come home.

We are in need of several items to make sure we can send a Christmas package to every name on our list. If you would like to donate some of these items, it would be GREATLY appreciated, and remember your donation is tax deductible. You can drop the items by our office or ship them to us at 3650 Boston Rd, Lexington Ky 40514. Items are needed before Oct. 30th if possible.

ITEMS CURRENTLY NEEDED THE MOST

Puzzle books (about 5×7″)

Hard candy (individually wrapped) such as butterscotch, peppermint, Jolly Ranchers

Beef sticks such as Slim Jims (short ones around 5″ fit best in baggies)

Quart size baggies

We will continue to post updates to our website and facebook page as OPSEND draws near, so please check back often! Also, if you plan to attend OPSEND, please click here to register.

Click here to view our full list of suggested items to donate.

Revisit the Past

Revisit Camp LejI recently had the honor and privilege of visiting the United States Marine Corps base at Camp Lejeune, NC. My husband had been stationed there several years ago. He had many wonderful memories, but the last time he was there and the circumstances leading up to his departure had been heartbreaking and honestly devastating. The last time he was there, he went from preparing for his next deployment to being diagnosed with lymphoma cancer…

Assume and Sacrifice

Note: Faith, the author, is a KSP employee who volunteers for Military Missions.

KSP badgeYesterday we, the Kentucky State Police, lost one of our own. Our Trooper was gunned down along the interstate. As details leading up to his death began to service, the senselessness and sadness of his life being taken deepened. Two words repeatedly resound in my head when I think of this tragedy….

Hello From Afghanistan

As we head into the holiday weekend, please remember all those men and women that are deployed overseas. They are away from their family and friends and won’t be able to enjoy all the fun and food that might be planned. We recently received a very touching letter, and this seems like the perfect time to share it….

Hello Military Missions!

My name is Jeremiah and I am currently stationed in Bagram, Afghanistan. It is currently in the mid 100’s here in Afghanistan and unfortunately, the winds do not cool us down here, as they seem to actually make us more miserable and tend to make you walk around with irritated sandy red eyes.

DON’T GIVE UP

dontgiveupDreams still come true and the seemingly impossible becomes a reality. Hope/faith is a powerful force. Any person throughout history or presently that accomplished something great or profound first decided in their mind they could do it. Then, they took action toward making that thing a reality. It’s not enough to simply want something or wish for it…