Sam’s Club Donation Drive

Military Missions at Sam's ClubMilitary Missions has scheduled an upcoming donation drive for Saturday May 21 and Sunday May 22 at the Sam’s Club on New Circle Rd in Lexington. This donation drive is one of our very important events as it brings in many of the needed items which enable us to send care packages to our growing list of deployed troops.

In order to make this donation drive a success, we need YOUR help. We plan to be at Sam’s Club collecting items from 10am – 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. We hope that you will consider finding a way to come out and help us support the troops.

Stop by and help us man the table or shop for a few items on our list during your regular shopping and drop them off as you exit. Remember the sacrifice being made for each of us by our deployed troops and their families. We can all afford to sacrifice a little to show them how much we support and appreciate their efforts.

Even if you can’t make it out to help us, please share the information with your friends and family so they have the chance to participate. You can also donate online at www.military-missions.org/donate.

If you would like to become a volunteer for Military Missions or have questions, please email us at volunteer@military-missions.org or call or text 859-221-9477.

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

Care Package Assembly Night

Operation Send Christmas logoWe have scheduled a care package assembly event for December 1, 2015. This will be at our office on Boston Rd in Lexington, KY.

Since space is limited be register by going to www.military-missions.org/events/opsend

If you have general questions, please email info@military-missions.org or call or text 859-221-9477

 

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.

CHOOSE TO LOVE

Heart LoveLove is a powerful force. Truly, the most powerful force on the planet. It has caused many to do foolish and crazy things, but many others to do heroic, self-less and life changing acts.

There are countless accounts of wartime heroes who save the life or lives of their comrades in arms. Putting their own life in danger to protect or save the life of another. What would cause someone to make such a sacrifice?

The Power of ONE

Don't become wearyDuring challenging moments that discouragement and negativity whisper in my ear, “Why are you doing what you’re doing, it’s not making a difference or doing any good.” God brings this scripture to my mind….. “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” (Galatians 6:9 NLT)

I realize this is a blog and not a Bible study, so no one get nervous 🙂 This scripture is so pertinent, regardless of your creed, race or religion, to anyone who has or continues to do what I’ve coined, “the right things for the right reasons.” Everyone has a cause (whether it be a person, family, organization, whatever) they try to uphold, support, encourage, and do the right thing in, for and by. Let me elaborate a moment…. Do you work with someone who is just angry, has a nasty attitude and you’d rather take a beating than have to deal with; yet you always strive to be kind to that person, patient with them and not allow their sour mood/attitude to rub off on you? Do you have a organization or entity (like Military Missions, the VA Hospital, MADD, local animal shelter, a humanitarian aide organization, the list goes on and on) that you volunteer your time and/or contribute monetarily to? Do you have a boss or supervisor that is super critical, never acknowledging anything good you do, yet you always do your job to the best of your ability, in excellence? Those are just a few of the many examples of what I mean by doing the right things for the right reasons. We live in a world that the societal norm is generally an attitude of selfish, self-serving, what do I get out of it mentality. It’s a rarity in media to see a feel good, story in which someone has done a selfless act to help someone without having anything to gain from their actions. The news reports and statistics we read (and many times real life around us) are full of death, destruction, mayhem, and catastrophe. Sometimes in those things we support and work hard doing the right things for the right reasons, we may not always see an immediate cause and effect, seeming that our efforts are not even making a dent in the problem. It’s not easy to persevere and continually do what’s right. It can be challenging to keep our promise, be nice or provide support on those days we are tired and feel beat up and run down by life.

So, I want to remind and assure you today, YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!!!!!! What you’re doing, right where you are is changing / impacting / bettering a life. Here’s the cool thing, we don’t have to touch, help or make the difference in the lives of millions for it to count… we just have to make the difference in the life of ONE person. It’s great if we impact millions, but equally as great if we impact ONE. Kindness and positively effected change has a ripple effect, like a pebble in a pond. So even if you only impact ONE that one will impact someone, then that ONE will impact someone and it goes on. ONE person impacted Billy Graham and look at that ripple effect. On the battlefield, a Medic or Corpsman saves ONE life, but that life could’ve been your son, daughter, husband, wife or father. Tell me that ONE didn’t make a huge difference and was a big deal then.

I want to leave you with two quotes to ponder upon today….

#1) “Courage doesn’t always soar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” -Mary Anne Radmacher

#2) “Stay the course, light a star, Change the world where’er you are.” -Richard Le Gallienne

 

s/Faith Wells

 

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