Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Very Busy New Years already...

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It has been a busy week over at T-Bonetooter’s in Churchville with news that local resident SSG. Herb Harman of Buffalo Gap is now back in the United States from serving in the Army for over a year in downtown Baghdad Iraq. The gang over at T-Bonetooter’s has been sending numerous “Care Packages” to the Troop’s serving in Iraq and Afghanistan thru the “From Our Hearts” program that they developed and Herb’s unit has received many of these packages.


Ssg. Harman’s unit, the “Four-One Element” of the 654th MP Company awarded Dianne and Benny this Award\Pennant in appreciation for their efforts and caring packages…



Also this week Dianne and Benny were visited by Gunnery Sergeant David Provencal U.S.M.C. who’s unit was also the recipient of “Care Packages” from the “From Our Hearts” program…


Gunnery Sergeant Provencal presented Dianne and Benny with the above United States flag and certificate in appreciation of their efforts and thoughtfulness in supporting our troops…


WHSV did a special report on this and can be seen at:
http://www.whsv.com/home/headlines/5046931.html?



Many local groups have stepped up to the plate in helping and supporting the “From Our Hearts” program over the year and have made it possible for numerous shipments of 150+ packages being sent to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Recently the Arbor Hill Church of Staunton Virginia contacted Dianne advising her that their Youth Group wished to help out with the last shipment sent during the Christmas holiday. Once the group found out that the Christmas “Care Package” shipment consisted of over 110 boxes crammed full of Christmas related items and postage was over $1,600, they went back and collected over $540 to show their support!


Numerous local groups, individuals, and families have provided much assistance and support to the “From Our Hearts” program and should be very proud of their efforts and care for our Troops serving in the military in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many do not want to be listed or acknowledged here but they should know that they are very much appreciated by the members of the military, their families, and the members of the “From Our Hearts” program…

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