That sum admitted nearly 2,200 cards to be purchased, to a higher degree double last year’s donation. Soldiers can use the cards to phone home from abroad.
“As we gather collectively in the coming weeks with friends and family members, we hope that the small association of a phone call will bring joy to the troops apart from their loved ones,” said DeAngelo. The legislators joined FMBA chair Bill Lanvin yesterday to present the donated cards to members of the home Guard’s 119th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion at the home Guard Armory in Lawrence. The men and women of the 119th Battalion are cooking for deployment to Afghanistan. Greenstein and DeAngelo thanked local occupants who donated even just a few dollars to the campaign.
“The outpouring of generousness from the local community to support the “Calling Cards for the Troops’ program accepts been incredibly heartwarming,” said Greenstein. “We are gallant to be doing a small part to help connect the categories of our Troops who are bearing the responsibility of being deployed in grave corners of the world.”