On December 18, Operation SOS (Support Our Servicemen and Women) will be completing 15 tears of sending care packages to our deployed military in harm’s way. While we have downscaled from sending 130 care packages/ month in 2006, we now send approximately a dozen care packages every 2 months. Thank you to all who have supported SOS during this time.
Many of you have asked about items we send. Recently, I received a correspondence from a Marine serving in Afghanistan which I am sharing below* (last name omitted). He and his unit are requesting specific items. Karl Kraus of Krause’s Chocolate on Partition Street in Saugerties has been maintaining a drop off box for donated items for the past 15 years. We are asking folks to donate these items and drop them off at Krause’s chocolate and we will send the items to these Marines. Thank you and may you have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed 2019. God bless America and God bless our troops.
Founder/ Director Operation SOS
*“Good afternoon Gaetana Ciarlante,
“Thank you for the care package received from 13 November 2018. These Care Packages motivate Marines who are in a hardship duty location and do not
have means or availability to resources as we would in the United States. It
also shows us great support from our Citizens and reminds us why we fight
and work hard every day to maintain the momentum. These snacks and hygiene
items are greatly appreciate it as it sometimes keeps those Marines at night
awake or those Marines that run out of hygiene items to stay as clean as
possible. There is sometimes items that help our morale as well, such as
games, books, and miscellaneous items.
“During this time, we would like to list our wish-list collectively from our post and we appreciate and are thankful for anything you send us..
Corn Hole games (4)
Short hair clippers (4)
CWO2 Heriberto S., USMC
Helmand Province, AFG”