Drive to Support U.S. Troops
Operation Christmas Care Packages
American Legion Post 421 in Highland has accepted a challenge for donations from the Words of Comfort, Hope, and Promise organization and is holding a drive to collect food and comfort items for the support of American troops overseas.
The Words of Comfort, Hope and Promise Organization is a 501(c)(3) military outreach program, (Federal Tax ID #75-3109155). The program is dedicated to the support of men and women serving overseas, through care packages and letters.
The Post is asking for donations of comfort items/non-perishables that they can be forwarded in time for Christmas. Collection boxes are at American Legion Post 421, 28309 Highland Ave. (open at noon), and at Highland City Hall, 27215 Base Line (closed on Fridays).
The following items can be dropped off prior to Nov. 8: instant coffee packets, teabags and packets, powdered drink mixes, packaged cookies, packaged granola bars, canned fruits and nuts, packaged crackers with peanut butter or cheese, chewing gum, hard candy, Cup O’Noodles or Top Ramen, beef jerky, playing cards, baby wipes, foot powder, eye drops, heavy cotton socks, calling cards, personal letters and greeting cards addressed to “Dear Patriot.”
The Words of Comfort, Hope and Promise website is comforthopeandpromise.org. Monetary donations can be made by credit card at WOCHP Donations. Checks payable to “Words of Comfort, Hope and Promise” can be sent to 63 Via Pico Plaza #418, San Clemente, CA 92672. All donations are tax deductible.
For more information, call American Eagle Alliance Project Coordinator Lawrence Hebronat (909) 913-7878. The American Legion contact is Paul Pfeifer, Post 421 Adjutant, at (909) 862-8225, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Operation Christmas Care Packages is an annual program hosted by WOCHP, in collaboration with other organizations. With the support of volunteers and contributors, we are able to come together to create care packages for military personnel overseas who are unable to spend Christmas with their families. Please donate to Operation Christmas Care Packages to keep this great program going each year, and to touch the lives of our brave men and women overseas.
October 23, 2014