AaSP Holmes Brady stands with two dollies of holidays packages from the Lodi Senior Citizens Club. They collected these goodies for the 86th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad. It fit into 16 cartons that were shipped to one of our adoptees for the staff and patients at the hospital on Wednesday, December 12, 2007.
Lodi Senior Citizens Club (12-10-07 Update) Lodi, NJ
Team Leader: Phyllis Gruberman
On Thursday, December 6, 2007, the Lodi Senior Citizens Club of Lodi, NJ, presented a car load of goodies to Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon. AaSP VP Holmes Brady picked up the colorful, seasonally wrapped goodies for our troops. These wonderful donations will be mailed this week to Iraq. Special thanks to Phyllis and the entire Lodi Seniors crew that made this possible. Thank you so much!
On Tuesday, July 24, 2007, the Lodi Senior Citizens Club of Lodi, NJ, presented to the Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon bags and bags of goodies for the 31st Combat Support Hospital in Iraq. The 31st CSH supports the Theater Internment Facility (TIF) in Baghdad. It's tough duty and the seniors in Lodi wanted to do something special to improve their morale.
The packages arrived and are already making the nurses, medical staff and MPs very happy. MAJ Karen H., our adoptee, said after receiving the second set of 9 cartons: "Hi, I have 9 boxes here. Most of the hygiene items travelled well, a few shampoo bottles opened up here and there, thank you so much for having the volunteers put them into zip lock bags! The sheet sets were incredibly generous, wow. I'm sure some soldiers will love them." Hats off to Phyllis and the Seniors with our deep gratitude.
The Lodi seniors came to AaSP through the connection of our Congressman, Steve Rothman (NJ- 9th Dist.). Special thanks to Congressman Rothman's office for their continued support. Michele DiIorgi, Director of Constituent Services for the Congressman, attended the presentation in his behalf. And thank you Phyllis, Norma and team for a great job of promoting the project and organizing all the donations, which also included several hundred dollars.
The Lodi, NJ, Senior Citizens Club start their meetings with the Pledge of Allegiance and on Tuesday, July 24, 2007, singing of "Your a Grand Ole Flag."
From L to R: Norma Tamborini of Lodi Seniors, Alan Krutchkoff, Phyllis Gruberman of Lodi Seniors, Holmes Brady, and Mary-Edna Krutchkoff of AaSP pose in front of bags of goodies that the Lodi Senior Citizens Club collected for our soldiers. A presentation was made on Tuesday, July 24, 2007.