UPDATE: Supporting the Troops for the Nation’s Birthday

We have received a wonderful letter of thanks for the 33 care packages that Allied employees sent to troops in AfghanistanDebbie Piergrossi, who works in the PA warehouse, shared the letter that her son Steven sent to her after his troop received the gifts. We wanted to share it with everyone as proof of how grateful our troops are when they receive these gifts from total strangers back home.

A lot of our soldiers do not receive mail on a regular basis,” Steven wrote. ” Opening up those packages put huge smiles on their faces after a long and hard day of patrolling.  The countless baby wipes, batteries, razors, lighters, and Ramon noodles were just the things that we needed.  Out here in Afghanistan we do not receive mail that often.  These packages were a big morale booster.”

As we detailed in our earlier post the boxes were divided up and shared with everyone in the troop of 25 soldiers. Each soldier got a box to open (Steven took the 33 total boxes that were sent and divided everything into 25 equal boxes), and they opened them up together as a group.  Every item in the boxes were gobbled up with excitement, even every day things that we take for granted. Steven explained that the AAA batteries we included came just as their radio operator was running out, and mail can take weeks to arrive while out in the field.

If you’re looking for a way to give back to your troops for serving our country, please consider sending care packages!  They’re a simple and easy way to show our soldiers that we appreciate the service they give each and every day.  When you’re that far away from home, it’s little things like batteries, shampoo and cigarettes that help keep their spirits up.

“You did not have to send us anything but you sent us 30 boxes full of goodies that we could all use.  Again we would like to thank all the members of Allied Wire and Cable and I would like to thanks my mother Deborah Piergrossi for putting this together and send things to us.  I would also like to thank the Flynn’s by letting my mom send things to me and helping her out.  Your generosity will not be forgotten,” Steven wrote as he closed his letter.

For complete instructions on how to send care packages to the troops in any service, check out AnySoldier.com.  If you need ideas for what to send, we included a list of items requested in our previous post.

About awcwire
Allied Wire & Cable is a value-added manufacturer and distributor of electrical wire and cable, tubing, and more. We are a family owned and operated company, serving a wide range of industries, including the military, automotive, aerospace, and telecommunications markets. Allied is headquartered in Collegeville, PA. Additional locations can be found across the US, in Merrimack, NH, Tampa, FL, Pewaukee, WI, and Las Vegas, NV. For more information on Allied, visit our main website at www.awcwire.com.

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