Sunday, December 7, 2014

Thank You Ionia County!

Hosted the Treasures for Troops gang on Monday!  They welcomed us with a greeting on their sign out front and passed out the list of items the week prior to collection.  Muir customers filled the truck on the first day and donated $223 for shipping expenses.

On Tuesday, we were hosted by the Portland VFW Post 4090 where we collected $191 in cash and filled the truck with 200 packages of Jerky from Oberto as well as many wonderful items that were dropped off.

Carl's Supermaket in Lake Odessa hosted on Wednesday where we again filled the truck with donations and collected $75 in cash donations to cover shipping expenses.  Here we also met several new friends and enjoyed stories about deployed sons and daughters.

Millie's Family Restaurant greeted us with open arms on Thursday where they had been collecting donations throughout the previous week!  With donations collected this day added to all the previous days, Penny won her bet with Jim that we would collect more then 2 full truck loads!  We also collected $119 in cash donations to help with shipping costs.

And last, but definitely not least, the Lamplight Grill in Downtown Ionia hosted the Treasures for Troops gang where the truck was overflowing with another full truck load and $319 in cash donations.

A few last minute donations came in to bring the total cash donations to $1057 and well over 3 truck loads of treasures!  When all these donations were added together Blue Star Mothers were able to pack 55 Boxes of Love to send overseas and 37 boxes for local veterans.  Special thanks to Berger Motor Sales, WION Radio, the Ionia County Shopper's Guide and Blue Star Mothers for the great teamwork that made this collection possible!

Pictures from Packing Day!

Boxes prepped for packing with multiple Christmas Cards.

Items ready to be packed into boxes.

Blue Star Mothers all Master Packers after this event!

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