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March 16, 2007
RECENT NEWS FOR JACOB'S LIGHT FOUNDATION, ADOPT A SOLDIER PROGRAM
Our last mailing was the week of February 28, 2007 at which time we sent out an additional 4400 pounds of supplies and necessities to our heroes overseas. We have now sent a total of 81,000 pounds of supplies, necessities and personally requested items to American soldiers overseas. Included in the care packages were, many food items, candy, and girl scout cookies, toiletries like soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, wipes, deodorant, shavers, aspirin, shampoo, conditioner, lipbalm, magazines and reading material, writing material ie pens, envelopes, writing tablets, hot hand and foot warmers, letters and cards from Jacob's Light Foundation, Inc.and from Americans young and old around the U.S.A. Our last packing also included Neon silly string which is being requested by soldiers to help them detect trip wires when entering a building. The troops squirt the plastic neon silly string which can shoot 10 to 12 feet across the room. If the string falls to the ground no trip wires are in the building. If it hangs in the air the soldiers know they have a problem. The wires are otherwise nearly invisible. This simple addition to our care packages may help to save a soldiers life!
We would like to take this special opportunity to that thank Gary Dunn and the Wonderful High School Students at Lone Peak High School in Utah for their amazing efforts to Fundraise. With the help of their teacher Gary Dunn and , the students at Lone Peak High School in Utah, managed to raise $22,000 for the Jacob's Light Foundation, Inc. We are extremely grateful to these dedicated young men and women and to their teacher Gary Dunn for their wonderful fundraising achievement. Dorine Kenney was blessed to visit Lone Peak High School in Utah and had the opportunity to speak to and meet these extraordinary young men and women. We thank each and every student for their participation and to your community for participation in this event. It just shows how young people in our community can make all the difference in the world!
We would also like to thank Fred and Rosalind Gramcko owners of Split Mountain Park in Borrego Springs, CA for their continued devotion to our cause and their continued financial contributions. They made an additional contribution in March and their ongoing efforts are most commendable.
Thanks to Ms. Kelly's 3rd Grade classroom at Chamisa Elementary School in Los Alamos, New Mexico for the beautiful cards and letters that they wrote for the soldiers.
We also wish to acknowledge Sue Kali and her students for their cards and letters from Waimia, Hawaii. We also just received many beautiful cards,letters and pictures from HAR-BER FFA in Springdale, Arizonia givng their thanks to our soldiers. We will included these cards and letters with our March mailing. We would also like to mention teacher Pamela Rozsa and her students at the Kauai High School in Lihue, Hawaii for their beautiful letters to the soldiers.
We also just received letters from Aaron Sicotte English Teacher at Guilderland High School in Guilderland, New York. Mr. Sicotte had his students read Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried " which so inspired his students awareness of what a soldier goes through that they wrote letters to our troops in Iraq and Afganistan to show their support and encouragement. We will included those letters with our mailing in March. Thanks for the beautiful heartfelt letters and we hope you will continue to write to our troops.
Thanks so all our devoted volunteers who helped up pack in February. We could not have done it without you and we love you all! Thanks to all those who made financial contributions this month. We are growing because of this help and we could not do it woithout you.
We would also like to take this opportunity to Thank BAE SYSTEMS for their ongoing financial and Volunteer help ,BODY AWARENESS, John Marshall (MONTHLY CONTRIBUTIONS SINCE 2004 ) Billie Rose, Ronald Devins (MULTIPLE CONTRIBUTIONS and LETTERS TO SOLDIERS), Michael and Patricia DiLeo, Chris Hughes,Ricky Josey, Mark Babcock (MONTHLY CONTRIBUTIONS), Jeff Rollinger, Brian Wysocki for his eagle Scott project contributing and collecting multiple boxes of girl scout cookies and soldiers letters from cub scouts,JWPT for 100 demo CDs from Jonny Was Promotion Team, Marie Sapienza and the employees of the St Georges University Support Services, LLC, The Feustal-Kurdt Unit 1120 American Legion Auxiliary for their devoted ongoing support, Janet Fallon, Mary Coughlin, James and Mary Mills, Gregory and Thomasina Barnych,William Kessinger, An Anonymous Retired Civilian Barstow, CA Marine (MONTHLY DONATIONS), Julie Kell, Jonathan Cardinal (Monthly DONATIONS), American Legion Post 694 (multiple donations, Marshall and Helen Redrow,Jeanette Mitchell,Sondra and Gilbert Goldman, Mark and Marian Leippert,Dennis Dukes (multiple contributions), St Andrews Orthodox Church, Dix Hills New York, Virginia Mollica, Robert and Rosalie Witt,Barbara Prince Kelly, Michael and Judith Dellaripa (MULTIPLE CONTRIBUTIONS) Edward and Courtney Caricato, Beverley and leonard Broman, MOLLICA and Sons, Centerport Methodist Church, Robby and Sheila Tallent, Patricia Stein, Daniel and Mary Murphy, James and Mary Mills (MULTIPLE CONTRIBUTIONS), Just Give, Joseph and Mary Janeiro, David S. Shofner,Robbie &Michele Sites, COUNTRYSIDE Gallery Roanoke, Virginia and Martha for (MULTIPLE CONTRIBUTIONS) and Fundraiser last year, Nicholas and Frank Denaro in memory of Bridget DeNaro, Carol O. Endl, Janice and jerome Farrell, Richard and Nancy Mehalic, Barbara and John Kuey,James and Debra Dyckman, Jeff and Lisa Pastor,North Country Republican Club, Pasadena MD, CR BARD FOUNDATION, INc.,Patricia and Matthew Pfeuffer, Edward Grau,30 MINUTES FITNESS Great Neck, NY, Ryan Wiggins, Dale Associates Dorien Dale West Gilgo Beach, NY, Janet and James Fallon, Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign, Maryann Saunders, SCOTT KIRCHENMANN FARMING Lamont California (MULTIPLE CONTRIBUTIONS), Michael and Mary Burns, GArff and Marianna Fitzgerald, ALPINE ENGINEERING & DESIGN, INC Alpine, UT, Douglas and Suzanne Ernst (MULTIPLE CONTRIBUTIONS), Connie and Clyde Stauffer IV, Camron and Alicyn Wright, Alan and Sara Bailey, Rita Brand (MULTIPLE CONTRIBUTIONS)Brent and Rosemary Lind, J&C Powell Alpine UT, Margaret W. Patterson, Shane and Maria Eliason, Wells Fargo Bank Anonymous Contribution. Whew!
We would also to thank Girl Scout Troops for sending a soldiers favorite cookies!!!!!
Very Truly Yours,
Jacob's Light foundation, Inc.