One of the challenges OOIDA faced in sending out care packages was the special needs of female troops.
But the organizers of the box packing sessions rose to the challenge. And when those particular packages arrived, the thank-you notes starting making their way back to Grain Valley, MO.
Thank you very much for taking the time out to arrange these great care packages. Believe me they will be put to use.
It’s hard to come by much of anything out here. I’ve already handed out the hygiene products to the females, and they all were very appreciative.
There are not too many females here in our unit. There was more than enough to go around, so I have to figure out what I will do with the extras.
I’m actually enjoying one of the coffees right now. Not too bad at all.
They have me working nights, 14-hour shifts, so all the coffee that I can get my hands on really helps.
The boys loved the raviolis. I doubt they will last long.
Thank you, everyone who took part in this, for your support. It really helps to know that we have people back home thinking about us and trying to do something to make our stay here a little easier.
Fifteen months is a long time to be away from the ones you love. Don’t take for granted the time you have with your friends and family.
Thank you again.
SPC Whitney Parks