[Director’s Note: Last year’s Christmas Care Package support went to a 4000+ PAX* USN/USMC Amphibious Taskforce in hostile waters and troops in Afghanistan. This year, we have an opportunity to support even more troops on the ground in the thick of operations fighting ISIS. Here’s a message received from Chaplain Dan Rice, “downrange.”]
Date: 11/11/2017 (Veterans Day)
From: Combined Joint Task Force Chaplain – Dan Rice To: CH(COL) Andy Meverden, USA, Retired (Director of Chaplaincy, CBA)
Care packages will be great. Please ensure we have a way to contact and thank the donors (email and/or mailing address).
- Coffee, K-Cups especially, but ground coffee is also appreciated.
We use the K-Cups as a ministry.
Service Members come daily to get a free cup of coffee from us.
- Rice Crispy treats
- Chocolate candy (M&Ms, Snickers, etc.)
- Hard candy
Our mailing address is:
APO AE 09306
Thank you for your prayers!
CH (LTC) Dan Rice
CJTF-OIR Deputy Chaplain
Camp Arifjan, Kuwait
Director’s Note: Here’s another opportunity for a church, youth, men, women, or Veterans group to make a difference and assist one of our forward-deployed chaplains. With recent force reductions, the supply system has been greatly reduced in terms of non-military “comfort” items. By sending Care Packages directly to chaplains, you ensure safe arrival to a known individual, and provide our chaplains with “resources” that will bring goodies from “home” to those literally on the front lines. If you use USPS Priority Mail® Flat-Rate shipping boxes, be sure to tell the postal clerk this is a military “Care Package,” to receive a $1 discount on postage! Include a signed holiday greeting card with sender’s address info (& email) so recipients can reply.
Note: “PAX” is a military term for individual troops. 400 Army PAX = 400 Soldiers)
For more stories of CBAmerica chaplains on the front lines of ministry at home and abroad, go to www.cbamerica.org/chaplaincy