The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas had a large group of our own hard working volunteers preparing for weeks in advance for the packing party. So we were glad to have the help of some amazing guest volunteers from Highland Park High School's HP4Troops Club, the National Charity League - Preston Bluebonnet Chapter, and The Hockaday School.
And a special thanks to Matt, a recent recipient of our care packages while stationed in Afghanistan, who has now returned to Fort Hood and helped us enormously today.
We would like to thank all the individuals, businesses and organizations who have donated funds and products to help all-volunteer nonprofit mail out these care packages. A special thanks to the Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plain for the thousands of cookies, and to PepsiCo for a big donation of snacks and Gatorade powder. And as always, we thank the troops who serve and protect us overseas!
Below is a video of our packing party, plus some photos. The donations on the tables are constantly being restocked, and we had both a morning and afternoon session. so no single photo can convey the amount of goods packed. But the goods should be shared by a few thousand troops.
Additional packing party photos can be seen on our Weebly Archives website.
|Hard working volunteers packing Girl Scout cookies.|
|Smiling Highland Park HS student adding her personal touch to a care package.|
|The great volunteers in the taping & loading section had the toughest job today.|