Last night we had a brief discussion about a voluntary fund raising project for the men and women serving our country overseas.
Bob Williams a local business man accepts donations of various treats that our military people enjoy, but are not available to them because of the area they are deployed to. Bob has a web site at www.ourtroopsonline.com
where you can learn more about what he does. There is even a video from a local news station about what he does. By the way his organization is a 5013C operation.
While Bob is very successful in getting the “goodies” and packaging them, postage is a large expense and he seeks help with it from the community.
In the Wesley Chapel branch of the US Post Office on Boyette Road they have packages all ready to be shipped they just need someone to pay postage. I sent one this week that cost a little under $21.
So, going forward I will bring a collection jar to our games for anyone to donate loose change if they want to. There will be NO pressure or obligation to donate, but if you look at the "Thank Yous" on the web site you, will understand how much these men and woman appreciate these packages.
So, each time the collections total near $20, I will go to the Post Office and select a package and ship it from us.
Just another thought, the opening in the collection jar will actually be large enough to accept bills as well as coins :).