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Lowes and Home Depot type hardware needed for care packages!
Received today from one of our military contacts in the Mideast:
A lot of your boxes arrived today! Thank you so much for putting everything together, we distributed everything out and everyone was so excited! The knives were a huge hit, they will come in so handy and we'll use them so often that it will make our job much easier - rather than having to beg, borrow, and steal to get the tools we need.
We also got the snacks, flashlights, baby wipes, and other items you put in there - so we should be set for awhile! Those items will all be used and they are all needed - we have stored the items we can't use at the moment for use later.
Thank you again ... Have a good day!
Many Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines would really appreciate common hardware and maintenance tools and supplies to better carry out their work assignments. As mentioned above, simple pocket knives (to cut boxes, hoses, tubes, etc.) can be a huge hit with the troops.
If your company can donate surplus, discontinued, out of season, cosmetically imperfect hardware or supplies, we would appreciate hearing from you. Cordless drills, cordless saws, chargers, drill bits, socket sets, saw blades, screwdrivers, wrenches, flashlights, reflective belts, tape, mechanics gloves ... are the types of items being requested.
Some of the more requested items:
Mechanics Gloves - Can be found at Lowes, Home Depot, Harbor Freight Tools, Walmart, etc. Some common brands include Mechanix, Superior, Atlas, Youngstown, DeWALT, Craftsman, Ansell, Husky, Grease Monkey, John Deere, Hands On, Klein, Cordova, Holmes Kobalt.
Cordless Drills w/Chargers (and bits) - DeWALT, Stanley Black & Decker, Porter Cable, Craftsman, Hitachi, Makita, Ridgid, Ryobi, Skil, Milwaukee, Bosch.
Folding Pocket Knives -
"as for knives what my guys are hoping for is like a foldable knife that is useful for opening packages, and cutting items. Nothing fancy you just don't realize how useful a knife is until you don't have one lol."
"the knives on base sold out the first day we got here and another shipment wont come in for about 3 months."
We aren't too particular about brands, but some knife brands mentioned by the troops include Leatherman, SOG, Benchmade. Home Depot and Lowes are some of the many retailers that sell folding pocket knives (not the retractable razor blade knives). Other common brands are DeWALT, Milwaukee, Gerber, Coast.
We've already received some great DeWALT products that were donated by a local Lowes store. And these have been greatly appreciated by the troops. Thanks Lowes!
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