So I will put together a much nicer intro later, but until then, here is the newest project at hand! Anyone that can help in anyway... corporate sponsors, site sponsors, product sponsors and reviews... PLEASE contact me asap so we can get more people involved in helping to reach the needs of others around the country. I have several projects that need addressing soon, but the first urgent one is as follows.
The precious Military family in Ft Hood, TX lost their home and everything they owned last Wednesday. Many people are suffering tragic losses right now around our country... some from floods, some from tornadoes, some from fires, some from medical problems, some from loss of family members serving in the armed forces that have given their lives for the sake of others. Our hearts and prayers go out to each and every family at this difficult time for each of them personally.
But todays Operation is that our Brigade wants to help be a Blessing to this precious family in Ft. Hood. At this time the husband is deployed overseas. In the home were his wife, his 3 children, and his sister inlaw who is staying with them while her own husband is in in basic training. They lost EVERYTHING! That includes everything this dear serviceman owned also! While some of their local friends have been pooling together in such sweetness to gather up some used clothes & other necessitites in the last couple days, our Mission is to wrangle up both individual and corporate sponsors who are willing to meet this battle head-on with helping in NEW donations to help get this family up and running, and with NEW beginnings and HOPE. This Military family is sacrificing for others daily... let's show them our thanks and BRING THEM A BLESSING!
If you or anyone you know can help, please contact us at OperationBlessingBrigade@gmail.com or leave a message here in the comment section.
Immediate Needs: (NEW PLEASE)...
LADIES ~ SIZES 0,2, and 16 for pants and dresses.
SIZES MED, LG, AND XL in SHIRTS, BLOUSES.
LADIES SHOES ~ SIZE 9M
BOY SIZE 5/6 BOYS SHOES SZ 11.5M
GIRLS ~ SIZE 2T & 3T
GIRLS SHOES SZ 6/7M & 8/10M
PANTS SIZE 32W 34L
MENS SHOES SIZE 9M
They are staying in temporary housing for the next week or two while the Base secures more permanent housing for them on Base. So our mission is also to work on all the other things that need to be replaced over the next few days. Some of things are:
BEDDING & LINENS
KITCHENWARE & LINENS
STATIONERY & STAMPS
LAPTOP & PRINTER
LUGGAGE & LEATHERGOODS
ADULT & CHILDREN CHRISTIAN & FAMILY ORIENTED BOOKS & DVDS
**CAMERA** This is my personal request for them as they start new beginnings... I am sure they lost all their photos..
**RESTAURANT GIFT CARDS** for family of 6..but anything will help... Gift Cards for CHIKFILA, Subway, Starbucks, OliveGarden or anything like that would be awesome! Remember , even a $5 GC is helpful.. 7-8 people give a $5 GC and it covers everyone...
**GROCERY GIFT CARDS ~ this is very important as being in transition is very costly... I know from first hand experience. They have lost all their kitchen basics and pantry supplies.
They use local GROCERY STORES : HEB & WALMART
I will get back to you with more updates as needed. Until then, THANK YOU!! I am looking forward to your prayers and answers to this CALL TO SERVICE for this DESERVING MILITARY FAMILY!
***Special Note: Corporate Sponsors will receive banner ad recognition in thanks for their help!*** Contact me for details.
~ Until later, Cathy & team Operation Blessing Brigade
**UPDATE ~ If you are in the Massachusetts area and would like to work with someone local, please contact team member ~ Judy M at OperationBlessingBrigadeMA@gmail.com ~
Remember one by one, we can help bless this family! Your part in this mission is important!