My soldier Jimmy sent me this picture of him with the small Christmas tree I sent over and I asked him “where did you get everything to put on the tree? All I sent were the candy canes and a couple little ornaments.” And he said “the guys and I decorated the tree with the stuff from the boxes that were sent to us.”
Thank you for making their holiday brighter with all that you do. I know Jimmy appreciates it and so do I. You didn’t know either of us but without question went above and beyond for both myself and Jimmy.
I hope this picture makes you smile as much as it did for me. I show it to everyone!
I would like to say how grateful we are for your organization and for the people back home that make it possible. I received the packages and it brought a lot of joy to my soldier’s and I. Especially so close to the holidays it brings a feeling of home to all of us. The snack and toiletries are greatly appreciated. I can’t say enough to show my gratitude for your organization but you will always be in heart for the generosity that you have shown me and my troops. Thank you again for your support.
United For The Troops thanks you all for your support over the past five years. On Saturday over 150 members of our community joined forces to put together and pack 300 gift box’s to be sent to our men and women serving our country.This brings the total to over 7000.
Young and not so young worked tirelessly until every donated item found its way into one of our boxs, than sealed and addressed with a soldiers name, a number of which were from our own community.
We also had a call from one of our soldiers we were packing for, JJ Lavery who called his parents from Afghanistan while they were with us packing.
We also want to thank those who contacted UFT asking to help with Hurricane Sandy Suffers. UFT joined the effort with a number of groups and as a result were able to feed hot meals to over 1000 men women and children, bring them clean warm clothes, blankets, diapers, cleaning supplies and many helped with repair and cleaning efforts.
Starts at 9:00am, but we are there throughout the day! Stop by and lend a hand!
OK…We raised some money, now we need to pack up our boxes of needed items to ship out to our service men and women. We will be at the American Legion on Saturday Nov.24th Located at 333 Buckshollow Rd Mahopac starting at 9:00am. Ask anyone who has been here with us before ,It is truly an uplifting experience.Pizza will be served for lunch.It is a busy day so we ask that no children that need to be attended to join us.However, we intend to keep doing this, so let them get bigger and we will love to have them help.
Ask anyone who has come in the past,This Saturday Night at the South Side Bar and Grille in Mahopac is a Great time. From 5 to 9, United For The Troops is having their 5th annual Good Time Party to help ship out hundreds of needed gift boxs to our men and women serving our country.
There will be three live bands, free buffet, over $3500 in raffle prizes and as always a few surprises that will grab your attention !
UFT has been busy helping our neighbors effected by Hurricane Sandy. On Saturday please help us reach our soldiers. If you can’t come, items from our wish list found on our website http://unitedforthetroops.org/ can be dropped off at 16 Boniello Dr, Mahopac NY. Monetary donations can accepted by pay pal or mailed to: UFT PO box 242 Shrub Oak NY 10588.
We have sent nearly 7000 box’s…Please help us continue. Bring some friends, you’ll also find many other friends there. Thank You for your support.
November 17th “United For The Troops” and South Side Bar and Grille in Mahopac are having their annual fundraiser. This has always been our Biggest fundraiser. Without it we would not be able to send over 500 needed gift box’s to our soldiers during our holiday season. If you have come before you know what a GREAT event this is, if you haven’t…join us. Live music, buffet, super raffles and ALWAYS GREAT SURPRISES. Starts at 5:00 pm. Peace.
Every year we make care packages to send our troops who are serving us during during the war, we call it “Operation” Defend the Holidays”. One of the most pivotal elements of our Operation is collecting the goods the soldiers have requested as necessities in making their service easier during this difficult time. Below is a list of products that we greatly need to make this possible. Please take some time to look around your house and see if there are products you can donate or perhgaps swing by the store and spend a few dollars to show how much you care about there brave men and women.
“I spent yesterday at Breezy Point as part of a crew from my volunteer fire company, Glenham FD. I cannot begin to describe the devastation, televison does it no justice. As usual, you are doing a great thing.
I just wanted to ask you to stress the fact that people should not send clothing or food! We threw out hundreds of sandwiches and can barely walk through the fire
house with all the bags of clothing. All the items you mentioned are exactly what they need. Good luck, and if I can be of any help feel free to call.
Medicine (Tylenon, Children’s Tylenon, Advil, Motrin…)
Rathschmidt said the inspiration for United for the Troops came after his son, Luke, joined the servicefive years ago. When Luke was in Iraq, his parents sent him care packages, but quickly discovered this wasn’t the norm.
“He told us that there were many men and women that didn’t have anyone sending them anything,” he said. “So we sent them 100 self-addressed envelopes, with a little note inside asking what they wanted. And we started getting these notes asking for what they wanted.”