Troop Box Ministries gets help from local troops

Troop Box Ministries continues to receive support from all over Brown County and beyond according to one of the coordinators of Troop Box Ministries, Diana Lawrence.
“We are so thankful for our beautiful fall weather we have had here in the Ohio Valley,” Lawrence said in her October Newsletter.
“This month has again been very busy and we here at Troop Box Ministry appreciate all the help we’ve received.”
Lawrence said that her ministry received some special help from five Airmen from Wright Patterson Air Force Base, who helped prepare packages to be sent out to American service men and women. She said that last week over 400 packages were sent out.
Lawrence said donations, contributions or volunteer time were recently  received  from:
• June Royalty, Betty Donathan, Barbara Broerman and Judy Rudd
• Pat Baker, Don and Brenda Grooms, Edith Moore and Veralue Thornberg
• The American Legion Auxiliary from Manchester
• Lois Branch, Ken and Glo Walker and Lee Gray
• Women’sCouncel UCC
• Hamersville Baptist Church and Jim Brown
• Alia Edaili at the Gold Star in Georgetown
• Don and Brenda Grooms and Maryanne Pangburn
• K of P Lodge #371 in Bethel
• Hamersville Baptist Church, June Royalty, Philip and Sheryl Havens and Carolyn Scott
• Judy Stout, Judy Rudd, Phil and Cindy Lawrence
• The Peace Lutheran Church, Varalu Thornberg, Christina Davis
• West Union Helping Hands, Sandy Taylor and Ruthann from Amelia
• Jack and Andrea Sinkking, Pat Oberschlake, Moores Chapel and The Bible Chapel in Hamersville
• Gary and Mary Hartman, Lois Branch, Fred and Ann Baird, Betty Donathan, Barbara Broerman, Pat Baker and Ken and Glo Walker
“Without all the caring people, churches and organizations,” Lawrence said, “We couldn’t do all that we do for our troops.”
Lawrence said Troop Box Ministries likes to make Christmas and New Years very special for all the men and women in the armed forces because many may be far away from their homes and families.
“A young lady, Ashley Gall, told us that she had received her very first care package from our organization and she said it was very exciting,” Lawrence added.
“Ashley has small toddlers at home and she misses them so much. She said her days are going by fast but still seem very long. “Please keep Ashley in your prayers along with all the others serving this country as well as our nation!”
She continued, “We want to wish all our men and women deployed a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
For anyone who would like to help pack these special packages and become a part of Troop Box Ministries please email troopboxministry39@yahoo.com.