I received an email yesterday from my husbands squadron. They are collecting items for troops who have been in Haiti for over 30 days and are running out of basic supplies. They have no facility to purchase items, so they're looking for donations from you and me! I send out an email to everyone at my office today, and I hope to have some items to bring to Patrick AFB by Friday afternoon. If not, I plan to puchase some myself anyway!
Obviously, you can't donate items directly to me, but I have good news if you ARE interested in helping out! There is an address you can mail things directly to (see the list below of needs):
CMSgt GERALD DELEBREAU
24 AEG, APO AA 34063
CMSgt Delebreau is stationed at our base here in Melbourne, Florida. He's a 920th Rescue Wing Command Chief, and was deployed to Haiti from Patrick AFB.
I think it would be AWESOME if you guys would take the time to mail off a small box to these troops!!! If you do, please comment and let me know! I will be sure to pass it along to the Air Force Sergeants Association (the group organizing this effort). Obviously some of the items on their "wish list" normal people won't have access to (PT gear, reflective belts, etc.) but I would recommend taking a look at the needed items and doing what you can!
Obviously I feel very strongly about supporting our troops and take every opportunity to pass this information along. Please feel free to post a link to this on your blogs and let everyone you can know about this important effort.
personal hygiene items
anti- fungi creams and/or sprays
utility belt tan
Dr. Scholls foot pads
Monster energy products
zip lock bags
microwave food products
THANK YOU! You guys are amazing!