TBS customer and good friend, Jason Hyland, has organized with a local law enforcement agency to have The Battle Standard accept care package items to ship over to an embattled Army Ranger unit in Afghanistan. The men and women of Task Force Tigershark have endured hard combat and suffered major casualties and we want to do whatever we can to ease this burden.
The Battle Standard is honored to help spearhead the efforts as these care package items mean a lot to the troops overseas. To this end, TBS in Connecticut has become a Care Package Drop-off Point until Thursday August 21st, 2014. The collection box is located near the register at our 1540 Pleasant Valley Road, Manchester store. At 9PM on the 21st, items will be collected and then shipped to Afghanistan.
All you need to do is simply drop in a few items from the list below and you will have gone a long way to help ease the strain placed on these brave men and women. It only takes a few minutes of your time and a few dollars to truly make a difference in the day of a soldier who may only get one shower a month or spend most nights sleeping on the hard ground under a parachute. Items should be something a soldier can put into a backpack and carry on extended missions.
Care package items include:
- Baby wipes
- Batteries of various sizes
- Powdered Gatorade mix
- Playing Cards
- 5 Hour Energy drinks
- Over the counter pain meds/cold medicine/Tums
- Mouth wash
- Beef jerky
- Nuts, sunflower seeds
- Clif bars/protein bars
- Individual packets of trail mix
- Individual servings of Chef Boyardee
- Rubbing alcohol
- Razors/shaving cream
- Personal letters showing support addressed to Task Force Tigershark
The Battle Standard salutes our brave soldiers and the caring TBS customers who support them!