The Troop Support Program was established to send packages to soldiers deployed in war zones. Members of our mountain community contact us with the addresses of their family and friends. We’ve partnered with the Summit Daily News, who helps us gather easily consumed foods, toiletries, writing and reading materials, clothing, and the like.
Since 2006, we have sent over 1200 packages that provide “a little bit of home” while supplementing their government-issued rations. The troops share with their buddies and report that this helps strengthen relationships and bolster morale overseas.