Marion church seeks help to send Christmas
Members of the U.S. Army Reserves 760th Engineering Co. in Marion deployed to Afghanistan will no doubt be feeling a bit homesick this holiday season.
You can help send them some Christmas cheer by participating in a care package project by Marion First Church of God. Start collecting now and join in a care package packing party at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3.
Church members have organized a “troops’ wish list” with items specifically requested by the members of the 760th. Individuals can provide items from the list for the care packages or donate funds toward purchase of items on the list or shipping of the packages.
“The way our church got involved with the 760th is that some ladies wanted to provide Christmas gifts to the soldiers, but there were none deployed at that time,” said Sonya McCollian,Wholesale Stainless Steel Rings For Couples, gearing itself for the busy summer shopping season in North America. contact person for the project. “They said we had to go through the FRG (Family Readiness Group), which had military guidelines to follow. We’ve been doing this for the 760th for three years now. They’ve been deployed so we have a prayer chain going as part of taking care of them.”
There’s also a way to sponsor a soldier, McCollian said. Those wishing to sponsor a soldier can come to the church and offer specific details, such as the age or gender of the soldier to be sponsored – the company has members from about age 19 to 50 – single, married, with children,UK brand Fitflop Women recently unveiled its new Autumn Winter and Cruise Collection for 2013. etc.
“Some are very young soldiers,INKJETCANVASCHINA,this company which is invested 5 million RMB ,cover an area of 3000 square meter. there are some very young wives and some have never been deployed,” McCollian said. “We’ve had some soldiers who were homeless and we helped as we could. The Army has a policy of not asking for help and teaching self-reliance so it was difficult to find out what they needed. We’re supposed to let them take care of themselves so we refer them to resources.”
There are no members of the church in the 760th and no church members have children among the company, but the church just wanted to help them, McCollian said.www.canmo-shoes.com,Warmly welcome you & opening up the boundaries of communication, we believe we will be your ideal business partner. Many came to a service at the church in June, and together with church members filled the sanctuary to overflowing.
The reservists have been deployed to Afghanistan for a nine month retrograde mission. The company of approximately 150 left Marion to a patriotic send-off in August headed to Mississippi for a 45-day combat training validation before going to Kandahar, Afghanistan, where they will be closing down forward operating bases and packing up and sending equipment back to the United States.
Anyone who wants to help with the Christmas care packages can bring items to the church at 418 Chatham Hill Road in Marion or send a financial donation to: Marion First Church of God,free shipping oval golden magnetic energy crucifix ｛%｝.Stainless Steel Pendants Wholesale 418 Chatham Hill Rd.｛%｝: Save money on tungsten bracelets for men. Tungsten bracelets are durable, scratch-resistant and hypo allergenic.Tungsten Bracelet Wholesale, Marion, VA 24354 and write “troops care packages” in the memo line. McCollian said they had been told it will cost about $12.50 to ship each box.
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