OPERATION S.E.N.D. Care Package Assembly

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Mark your calendars and join us as we assemble boxes for our upcoming care package mailing on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. We will be meeting from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at our office in Millpond Center, 3650 Boston Road, Suite 146, Lexington, KY 40514. If you plan to participate please send an email to Diane at volunteer@military-missions.org  or call Karen at 859-221-9477.

We have had an incredible increase in the number of care package requests. Our list of soldiers grows every day. Many people believe that all of our men and women have returned home but there are thousands still deployed and they need our help. We are in great need of donations to meet their needs. We hope you will download a copy of our care package suggestion list and plan to donate some items to be included in our packages. We are also in need of monetary donations to cover the costs of shipping. You can donate directly from our website.

Even if you can’t participate in this event you can still support our troops by spreading the word and reposting this event on your Facebook page.

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July 4th Saul Good Event

*NEWS RELEASE*   Military Missions, Inc. would like to invite you attend the upcoming July 4th benefit at Saul Good Restaurant & Pub.

Saul Good Restaurant & Pub has joined forces with Military Missions for a July 4th Fundraiser to give every deployed soldier from Kentucky a care package.  On July 4th, Saul Good will offer 1/2 price on ALL food as an incentive to generate donations for Military Missions, Inc.

Military Missions, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing care packages and support for every Kentucky soldier deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. These care packages contain essential items (eye drops, foot powder, socks) and sundries (CD’s, snack food, books). The cost of each package, excluding donated items, exceeds $20. In addition, it will cost approximately $11 to mail each package.

Last December, during OPERATION S.E.N.D. CHRISTMAS, Military Missions sent 2,887 packages to deployed soldiers. In addition, Military Missions sent 2,500 unit bags and boxes the rest of the year. “We believe it’s important to let our soldiers know we have not forgotten them,” said Beth Pennington, founder of Military Missions. “The process of funding annual Christmas care packages must begin now. In unsure economic times, we must start early and dig deeper into our hearts and pockets to show our appreciation for our local military community.”

“We are thrilled to be a part of Military Missions quest to encourage and thank our hometown heroes,” said Rob Perez, owner of Saul Good Restaurant & Pub.

Saul Good Restaurant & Pub is an American pub, which serves a wide variety of chef driven food, including hand tossed pizzas, gourmet burgers, farm fresh salads, and features a chocolate bar. The restaurant will offer 1/2 price on all food items on July 4, 2012 from noon to 8:00 pm. Donations for Military Missions will be accepted.

Saul Good Restaurant & Pub is located at the Plaza at Fayette Mall, 3801 Mall Rd, Lexington, Ky 40503, (859) 273-GOOD (4663) and at Hamburg, 1808 Alysheba Way, Lexington, Ky 40509 (859)317-9200, and can be found on the web at www.saulgoodpub.com .

So plan on stopping by Saul Good on the 4th to enjoy some amazing food, and make a donation to help show support for our amazing troops that are currently fighting for our freedom!  If you can’t make it out to Saul Good you can always make a donation online. Military Missions, Inc. is staffed completely by volunteers so you can be certain that 100% of your donation goes to supporting our troops.

MAKE A DONATION ~ MAKE A DIFFERENCE

As always, we are extremely grateful for any and all support of our troops through Military Missions, Inc.

THIS WEEK ~ OPERATION S.E.N.D Care Package Assembly

This Wednesday, June 20th, is our OPERATION S.E.N.D. care package assembly. We will be assembling and packing boxes to send to the many deployed soldiers whose names are on our mailing list. The list of soldiers continues to grow daily but with the sluggish economy and high gas prices, the donations are not keeping up with the growing demand. We can use your help in so many ways!

There are several things you can do to show your support for our troops. You can donate TIME, donate ITEMS, or donate MONEY. Our troops and their families sacrifice so much to serve and protect our country, so please give a little in return.

DONATE YOUR TIME – You can help out during the care package assembly. We will meet from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at our office in Millpond Center, 3650 Boston Rd, Suite 146, Lexington KY 40514. If you plan to participate please send an email to volunteer@military-missions.org or call Barbara at 859-221-9477.

DONATE ITEMS – Check out our donation suggestion list and shop for items on your next shopping trip. The care packages contain essential items like eye drops, foot powder, and socks. You don’t realize how much these items are appreciated when our troops receive them! The items can be dropped off at our office in Millpond Center during office business hours or during the care package assembly.

DONATE MONEY – It costs approximately $11 to mail each care package… that is strictly postage, not including the content cost. Last December, during OPERATION S.E.N.D. CHRISTMAS, Military Missions sent 2,887 packages to deployed soldiers. In addition, there was 2,500 unit bags and boxes sent during the remainder of the year. You can do the math. Monetary donations are ALWAYS needed and very much appreciated. You can make a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation directly from our website.

As always, we are extremely grateful for any and all support of our troops through Military Missions, Inc.

MAKE A DONATION ~ MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!

 

 

Happy Mother’s Day from the Combat Zone

~shared by ComfyCouchCommand.com

I have a question for all the mothers out there.  What comes to mind when you are asked about your favorite Mother’s Day gift or tradition?  For most of us it is probably something very simple.  Mother’s Day is synonymous with breakfast in bed, hand picked flowers, finger paintings, and sloppy kisses.  Mother’s Day gifts are rarely store-bought because the best ones come straight from the heart.

In the early years, it’s usually up to dear old Dad to make sure we aren’t forgotten.  It doesn’t take much to make us feel loved.  Any day we can put up our feet and listen to thank you’s is special. The memories of hand-made cards and the burnt toast served by chubby little hands will always be etched in our memories.

As time passes and our children reach the teen years, we are touched to find out that the act of planting those early seeds has blossomed into our children coming up with their own ways to express their love to us on the annual holiday.  The coffee mugs made in pottery class, the marigolds ready for planting in the backyard, and the homemade cookies baked just a pinch past perfection are proudly given, and we are touched that these hormonal teens have taken a break from their text messages and Facebook posts to sit down and spend a few minutes to say, “I love you, Mom.”

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