Donations Sought for Care Packages for Local Military Members
Rob Thompson of Oxford is proudly serving with the 1156th Engineer Company in the New York Army National Guard, which is based out of Kingston and Camp Smith.1818
Thompson and his unit are in the middle of conducting missions in the United States Central Command area of operations and the 1156th Engine Company will play a vital support role in Operation Inherent Resolve by accepting vertical engineering missions as they come up, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Thompson’s wife, Jessica would like to show her appreciation for these brave men and woman and shower them with love via care packages. Jessica has teamed up with the Fort Hill American Legion Post 376 (17 South Washington Avenue in Oxford) to make that happen and has extended an invitation to our community to participate.
Jessica is ecstatic about this project, "I told some friends that I was putting together a care package for Rob's unit. They told me to put up some flyers, and then the whole thing snowballed from there. I'm so grateful for all the support!"
According to Jeanie Petersen, Community Relations for Oxford, items being collected for care packages include (but aren’t limited to):
Beef jerky and Slim Jims
Powdered drinks (iced tea, Gatorade, hot chocolate, etc.
Protein and granola bars
Cans and packets of tuna
Canned or cupped fruit
Dried fruit, nuts and vegetables
Sauces (hot sauce, bbq sauce
Ground coffee and coffee creamer
Head & Shoulders shampoo
Body wash (for men and for women)
Shaving cream and razors
Deodorant (for men and for women)
Toothbrushes and toothpaste
Lotion and Chapstick
Asprin, ibuprofen, Tylenol
Hand sanitizer and hand soap
Puzzle books (word, number)
Laundry pods and dryer sheets
Cleaning cloths for glasses and glass cleaner
Plastic model kits
Itunes/Google gift cards
Card games and DVDs