Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 5:39 PM
To: Al Meadows
Subject: Over $21,500 Delivered to Wounded Troops in May Trip alone
Thanks to Matt Frovap (a Eagle Scout candidate who choose Operation Gift Cards as his Eagle Project) and Derby Boy Scout Troop 3, the 4 units who were co-sponsors for the May Operation Gift Cards trip to D. C. military hospitals were able present, to wounded troops and their families, over $16,500 in "Wish List" items (collected form towns in the Naugatuck
Valley) in addition to their normal $3,000 in gift cards and $2,000 in Girl Scout cookies.
Since October 2005, the Operation Gift Cards' 45 monthly visits have presented 6,810 Thank You Kits which contained $136,200 in military department store gift certificates to our wounded troops. An additional $71,000 in other gift certificates and special group product donations (Girl Scout cookies, corporate gift certificates etc.) have been delivered to the Soldier Family Assistance Center, the Fisher Houses, the Mologne House, the Navy Lodge, the Red Cross, and the Bethesda Casualty Affairs Office, along with tens of thousands of dollars worth items on the "Wish List" for both the wounded troops and their families.
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