Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Operation Show We Care 2009





INVITES YOU TO JOIN US
AS WE SHOW REAL SUPPORT
FOR OUR YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN
SERVING THE UNITED STATES
IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN

PLEASE HELP US SEND THEM A BIT OF HOME
WHILE THEY ARE SO FAR AWAY…

WE ARE ALSO PUTTING TOGETHER CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS TO GIVE
OUT AT WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER
AND BETHESDA NAVAL HOSPITAL

We are in the process of collecting food, magazines, DVDs, CDs, snacks, personal items, toiletries, and many other such items to enrich their lives and to remind them that we remember and love them and hold them always in our thoughts and prayers.

Your help with this effort will make a great difference!

Email me for list of the types of items our young people in combat zones would greatly appreciate.

Please, as you shop, keep in mind that individually packaged servings work best for things like cup-a-soup, mac-n-cheese etc…

Also,

Small personal sized toiletry items can be more readily packed and stored as they carry on their misson.

Stores like Sharp Shopper, Costco, the Dollar Stores etc… are good places to find things mentioned on the list.

How do you know what to buy?

Think about the little things that you enjoy, and perhaps take for granted, and let’s be a blessing as best we can to these wonderful young people!

Write back to me at this email address and I will provide you with either a drop off location or arrange for our local young people from 7Gpac to pick up your contribution at your home!

Keep in mind that we also need to raise money for postage and shipping to get our care packages delivered overseas.

If you can help with a small contribution to help cover the shipping costs,
Please make your check to:

Seven Generations PAC

And mail to:

7Gpac
11830 Fort Turley Trail
Linville, VA 22834

Put Operation Show We Care in the memo/for line of your check.



Your help with this effort can make an enormous difference!

Remember, many hands make light work.

One more very important part of this operation…

Please include a card or message with your donated items letting our young soldiers know that you care and that you appreciate the sacrifices they are making on our behalf. They need to know that no matter what,

We love and support them…

Thank you ever so much for your help!

Lowell and Dianne Fulk and Family

13 comments:

Rockdem said...

The wish list from our wounded soldiers include the following items:

Gift Cards to the following places(these are all within 1 mile from
Walter Reed)
McDonalds
Target
KFC
Taco bell
CVS
Red Lobster
Macaroni Grill
Subway
Duncan Donuts
Safeway
AAFES
Phone cards

Other Items(Cannot be used items):
Weight lifting gloves(for wheelchair bound patients)
Jogging Pants(snaps along the legs)
White Socks
White T-shirts
Winter Hats
New DVDs on newly released movies
Toys for the kids of the wounded soldiers
Blankets

Rockdem said...

Here is a list of possible gifts for our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq:

All food items must be appropriately sealed and prepackaged.
Do not send products in glass containers (unless they are bubble-wrapped a few times.
Package all food items that may leak in zip-lock bags.
Put all liquid items in a zip-lock bag.
Due to the extreme heat, chocolate is not mailed during the summer months.

WHAT CANNOT BE SENT:
Pork products, Alcohol, Pornographic materials, liquid hand sanitizer, or Aerosol cans (they
may explode).

A List of Items we CAN send:
Canned Items
canned fruit
chicken and/or packs; pop-top
peanut butter / Jelly
sardines
tuna and/or packs (tuna in pouches are best)
Condiments
cajun seasoning
catsup
garlic salt
honey packs
hot sauce
Lawry’s
mayo,
mustard
relish
salad dressings
salsa (don’t forget the taco chips)
salt/pepper, sugar packets
spices
Sweet N Low
Ground Coffee / Tea / Hot Chocolate
(if they have a coffee-maker),
cappuccino
coffee creamer
hot chocolate mixes
instant coffee
tea bags

Rockdem said...

Microwavable Foods
(if they have a microwave)
Mac & Cheese
popcorn
brownie mix
various mini dinners
instant oatmeal
instant soups / soups in pop-top containers
Powdered Drink Mix Singles
Crystal Light
Gatorade
juice boxes
Kool-Aid
Propel, etc.
Snacking Foods
beef Jerky / beef sticks, summer sausage
cheese spreads / small Velveeta cheese blocks
Dry Cereal
Chex Mix
chips
cookies
crackers for snacking
Doritos
dried fruit
energy bars, Cereal Bars, high protein bars, energy bars,Granola Bars,
fruit pies,
gum, Hard Candy wrapped (no chocolate in
summer)
Little Debbies & other snack cakes
nuts (all kinds)
pudding cups
Toiletries
Advil, Tylenol, Cold/Cough drops, Sinus Meds
Antacids
Antibiotic Cream (Neosporin)
Anti-Bacterial Wipes
Baby Oil, Baby Powder
Baby Wipes
Bath mat
Bath/hand/wash towels (dark colors)
Blankets for cooler weather
Body Wash / soap (be sure to triple pack the
soap and not put it near the food as it leaves the
smell of soap on the food)
Chapstick
Clothes Pins/Line
Contact Lens Cleaner
Cotton Balls
Dental Floss
Deodorant
Disposable hand and feet warmers
DUSTING CLOTHS for removing the sand from
everything and every surface
Eye Drops
Eyeglass Kit
Face Soap
Foot Inserts for boots
Foot/Boot Powder
Insect Repellent Wipes/ non aerosol spray
with Deet (need in spring/summer)
Imodium
Laundry Soap / Fabric Softener
Air Freshener
April 2007
Lotion for body and hand
Mattress toppers
Mirror
Mouthwash
Nasal Spray/Drops
Packaged Wet Ones / baby wipes
Pepto Bismol
Pillow with pillowcase
Pocket Size First-Aid Kit
Puma Stones for feet
Q-Tips
Shampoo
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Toenail/Fingernail Clippers
Toilet Paper
Tooth Paste / Tooth Brush
Tooth Picks
Twin Fitted dark sheets
Vitamins
Men:
Razors, Shaving Cream in a tube, aftershave lotion (no fragrance)
Women:
Panty Liners, feminine hygiene products, conditioner, brush/comb hair
clips/bands, non-aerosol hair spray, hair gel
Suggested Clothing:
Hats, bandannas
Socks – white for PT; black for everyday wear with uniform
Men’s T-shirts and underwear (all sizes)
BROWN or GREEN for theT-SHIRT if possible.
Proper issued military t-shirts can also be acquired at Army Surplus stores.
Women’s sport bras and panties (all sizes)

Rockdem said...

Suggested Fun Time Materials:
Balls: soccer ball, baseballs, basketballs, volley
ball sets, football
Batteries: AA- C -D -9 volt
Beanie Babies or stuffed animals (new please)
Board Games
Playing Cards
CD Player with CDs / send batteries
Dart Board with darts
Disposable cameras
DVDs (you can tape from television too)
Electronic/Battery Hand held games (include
batteries)
Mailing Envelopes (no stamps) / Pens with
Stationary
Frisbee
Greeting Cards they can send back home
(variety)
Mag flashlight bulbs,
Magazines (all kinds)
Mini Hand-held Fan or Water Misty fan
Nerf Balls
Packaged Poker Sets
Plastic bowls, spoons, forks, knives
PlayStation with games
Puzzle Books/Word Find Books
Sewing Kits
Small flash light for reading at night
Water guns
X-Box with games
Yo-Yo’s
Zip Lock Bags & Plastic lock containers for sealing leftovers and personal items


Special Note:
Toothpaste is NOT one of the items in high demand.

Rockdem said...

Collection point in Broadway is:

Blue Ribbon Nursery and Landscaping, LLC
Chad Comer
192 South Main Street
Broadway, Virginia 22815

Hours:
Monday - Saturday 9 am - 6pm
Sunday - 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

540-896-6358
http://blueribbonnursery.com/

Thank you Chad Comer!

Rockdem said...

Collection point just South of Harrisonburg on Rt. 42:

Wingfield Ministries Inc
www.stevewingfield.org

2389 Grace Chapel Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22801-4523
(540) 433-0769
On the west side of 42, the next road just south of the Super Wal-Mart.
Open 8:00am - 5:00pm Weekdays

Rockdem said...

Elkton Collection point:

Office of J.C. Powell
14018 Spotswood Trail
Elkton. VA
(540) 298-0999
(Four Star Realty Building)
8:00am - 5:00pm

Rockdem said...

Collection point in Harrisonburg's down town:

Harrisonburg League of Therapists
www.leagueoftherapists.com

312 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3628
(540) 437-1605

On the corner of Franklin and Main St.
9:00am - 5:00pm

Rockdem said...

Marrow Family Eyecare - Primary Collection Point

1663 Virginia Ave
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
540.442.7742
9:00am till 4:30pm

John Doe said...

any collection points near Richmond?

Rockdem said...

I'm afraid not John, but thank you for asking.  Would you be interested in setting up a collection point?  We will also be collecting for the folks at the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center located in Charlottesville if that would make it more convenient for you.  I realize it's a drive from Richmond though.  Some folks are simply sending a small donation to either help purchase items to give or help pay postage.  This is what Bubby  is doing since he's been on the road for the past month.  I can guarantee that any money donated goes to Operation Show We Care and will send copies of receipts for anyone's records if needed.

Thank you again for asking.

Merry Christmas.

John Doe said...

Please send your address and I'll send a check or a gift certificate

Rockdem said...

Seven Generations
c/o Lowell Fulk
11830 Fort Turley Trail
Linville, VA 22834

"Operation Show We Care" in the memo line.

Thank you so much!