Below is a press release from Kim Lengling regarding the Christmas packages for our active troops overseas. Included in the release are the dates and times for packing the holiday items for the troops, a list of items needed and drop off locations.
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Following the information about Project Support Our Troops, are some photos and updates on the Union American Legion and the progress of their new building.
Press Release from Kim Lengling
Project Support Our Troops is once again planning
for their yearly Christmas Packing of boxes for active duty military
serving around the globe. Project Support Our Troops, now in its 16th
year of sending monthly care packages, depends upon our local
communities each year to help make this Christmas Season a little
brighter for those deployed around the globe serving the United States.
“We anticipate shipping 800 boxes this Christmas, with postage costs running at least $6900.00” stated Kim Lengling,
Co-Chairperson of Project Support Our Troops. “One thing we would like
to special request this year is Bag Balm lotion. With the extreme
conditions that our Troops endure in certain areas, Bag Balm is “like
Gold over there”.
The organization will accept donations of items and money for their boxes through November 26, 2014.
Packing dates are as follows and will take place at the Veterans of the Vietnam War, Post 52 located on Dunham Road in Meadville PA:
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Kim Lengling and Laurie Davis, co-chairs of Project Support are Troops regularly pack boxs with needed items throughout the year.
Store bought cookies Travel Size Baby Wipes
Lunch Size Trail Mix Tuna – Cans/Packets
Batteries AA & AAA Chapstick
Long Sport Socks Beef Jerky
Crossword Puzzles BAG BALM
Hard Candy Razors
Lunch Size Pringles Canned Chicken
Eye Drops Gum
Travel Size Kleenex CDs
Female Products Zip Lock Baggies (all sizes)
Pre-paid AT&T Phone Cards Small Hand sanitizer
Small size Drink Mixes Playing Cards
Fruit Cups – Lunch Size – Pop top Cross Word Puzzle Books
Tobasco Sauce-Small Size
DONATED ITEMS CAN BE DROPPED OFF at the following locations:
Affordable Care Hearing Aid-3823 W 12th St, Erie
Area Shopper, Cochranton
Flick’s TV & Appliance, Mdvl.
Fox’s Sew N Vac, Downtown Mall, Mdvl.
Jeron Jewelers, Meadville
KFC, Park Ave Plaza, Meadville
Laurie’s Embroidery, Meadville
Marquette Savings Bank in Conneaut Lake
Meadville Tribune, Meadville
DJB Group – Chestnut St, Meadville
Byham’s Insurance Service
1098 Park Ave, Mdvl.
Byham’s Insurance Services
3323 Liberty Street, Liberty St Plaza, Erie PA
Pederson Insurance, Cochranton
Post 52, 13240 Dunham Rd, Mdvl.
Rolling Fields, Conneautville PA
State Farm Insurance, Linesville
State Rep. Brad Roae, Downtown Mall, Meadville
Street Track N Trail, Conneaut Lake PA
American Legion Post 237 Union City
Union City American Legion Post 237 will be moving to new quarters
sometimes in the late spring or early summer of 2015.
expect our new building to be ready by early summer, maybe earlier,”
Post Commander Sam Samokar said. “We had a groundbreaking ceremony
in late September and the foundation and block work is now beginning.
We have been planning this now for quite sometime and we are really
excited about this.”
the Post is located at 1 South Main Street in downtown Union
City. The new location will be just east of Union City at 9225 Route
6 in Union Township. The new building will provide for more space,
better access and ample parking.
Special thanks to Marilyn Miller who
has been taking photos of the construction progress.
And Just for the Heck of It
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic
veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service members
and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans
of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the
United States. Membership swiftly grew to over 1 million, and local
posts sprang up across the country. Today, membership stands at over 2.4
million in 14,000 posts worldwide. The posts are organized into 55
departments: one each for the 50 states, along with the District of
Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines.