My Community Helping Our Troops with OPERATION SHOEBOX

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Real Estate Agent with Kirsten Realty Tampa Florida

 

 

OPERATION SHOEBOX

Web site   www.operationshoebox.com

 

I live in Monaco Gardens in Carrollwood Village and my neighbor, Jo Ann decided to help our troops with Operation Shoebox.  Every last Saturday of the Month, we collect donations between 4-6pm.  We also welcome monetary donations to help with the cost of postage.  Last month was our first collection and we received 5 boxes that were mailed to the soldiers, and we received a wonderful response thanking us for we had a letter indicating the items were from Monaco Gardens.  Here is the e-mail:

 

From:"Teas, Michael A SSG MIL USA FORSCOM" <michael.teas@us.army.mil>
To:joannburkhardt@yahoo.com
Sent: Sat, October 24, 2009 7:28:05 AM
Subject: Thanks

Dear Mrs Burkhardt,

  On behalf of myself and my fellow soldiers, I would like to express my thanks to you for giving us one of the better days we've had since arriving in Iraq. We recieved your packages yesterday and it was like Christmas had come early. Your boxes contained a little something for everyone and and put a smile on everyone's face. We appreciate the time and effort you so obviously put into taking care of us.

Our heartfelt gratitude,

SSG Teas

On behalf of the 15th SB Maintenance Management Office.

 

 

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Chris Fisher
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That's so wonderful Sharon.  What a great thing to do, and how rewarding to receive such good feedback.  Keep up the great work!

November 12, 2009 12:42 PM
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Sharon Richards
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Chris - Thanks for stopping by!

November 12, 2009 10:23 PM
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Ann Allen Hoover
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I love this idea and would like to start something like it in our neighborhood, or maybe my office.  Thanks for supporting our troops!

 

November 24, 2009 09:37 AM
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Sharon Richards
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Ann - It is so rewarding and I am glad we are getting a favorable response from our neighborhood. 

November 24, 2009 05:24 PM
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Sharon Richards
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Thank you for sharing this information and will be glad to add this address to my Christmas card list. Also, will ask others to do the same.  Happy Thanksgiving.

 

November 25, 2009 10:03 PM
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Sharon:  I think it is great that you are helping with this very important project.

December 02, 2009 04:20 PM
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Sharon Richards
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Jane  - Thanks for stopping by!

December 03, 2009 09:06 PM
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Marchel Peterson
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Sharon, That is GREAT!  Our soldiers love getting goodies from home.  Our son is out of the Army now but did two tours of Iraq and he loved those packages.

December 03, 2009 09:58 PM
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How very cool that they sent you an email. Just reading the email put a smile on my face this morning.

Happy end of year!

December 13, 2009 04:31 AM
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Sharon Richards
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Russel Ray - We were surprised to get a response.  Thanks for stopping by.

December 14, 2009 10:05 PM
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Sharon Richards
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Marchel -  As we send the packages each month, we now know how much they appreciate it. Thank your son for serving in the Army.

December 14, 2009 10:11 PM
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Sharon, it is great that your cause is the Military, as a former Army, Airborne Infantry type person, I still remember how wonderful it felt when Civilians sent us care packages....so inspite of what we read in the papers it was reassuring to us that we were being apreciated by those who were important to us. BTW I loved the picture you posted with your blog

December 23, 2009 12:44 AM
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Endre - Thank you for serving in the Army.  I think we forget about our Military unless we have a family member.  But I am glad our neighborhood has responded with many donations.

Merry Christmas and Wishing you the Best in 2010!

December 23, 2009 05:26 PM
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Hi Sharon - I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and will have a super 2010!

Best wishes,

Ann

December 27, 2009 08:47 AM
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Our shoebox went out in early December. Hope someone got some holiday cheer from it. We put a picture of Zoey the Cool Cat in it, too.

Happy New Year!

January 07, 2010 09:42 PM
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Sharon Richards
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Russel - Oh that's so sweet!  You sure have a neat cat! and i am sure the Troops will greatly appreciate all you did for them.  Thanks for sharing.

January 07, 2010 10:11 PM
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Hey, Sharon - Just stopping by to see if you've been posting to your blog. Don't neglect that powerful love affair between Google, ActiveRain, and your blog.

January 26, 2010 04:52 PM
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Just stopping by to invite you to the ActiveRain Super Bowl Party. Stop by if you get a chance. Geaux Saints!

February 07, 2010 01:01 PM
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What a great program and a wonderful thing that is being done!

March 05, 2010 05:12 PM
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Debra - Thanks for stopping by!

March 07, 2010 09:30 PM
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