Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Love and Support From Home during OIF 2008

It was a busy year for the families of the 2/2 during 2008. We formed a Parent Network with the cooperation of the Commanders... AND of course, thanks to the persistence of Diane, aka: "MomProud", leading the way. 

Our guys deployed to Iraq around the second week of April, 2008 and we immediately got to work preparing for our first 1,300 packages to go out. Our goal: Delivery by the Fourth of July!

What it took: 

1,300 Pair of Socks
5,600 Water Balloons
300 American themed bandanas hand sewn by 2 people
1000 American themed bandanas purchased through donations given by 9 families and The Thank You Foundation
25 Rolls of Packing Tape
Hard Candy
Tootsie Pops
Apple Pie (What is more American than apple pie?)
2,600 Letters From Children
1,300 Drink Mix Packets
A Postcard
A Letter From the Families of the Warlords
Lots of Love and Support From 14 States

All of these items were packaged in Ziplock bags tied with red white and blue ribbons!

Check out some sights from our Love and Support efforts during OIF below.

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