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Martha's Vineyard Surfcasters
Martha's Vineyard
Surfcasters Association
P.O. Box 3053
Edgartown, MA 02539

MVSA Looking for Xmas donations or any donations to our troops. Please click on this link on how to donate and items needed.

Dec 8

Written by:
12/8/2016 5:46 PM  RssIcon

Bob Lane kindly provided the information below on how ourgenerous MVSA members can donate to our troops:

 

Our collection for our military care package drive will be sentto:

 

SGM KEVIN M. DEVINE

HHC 1-187 TF LEADER

BAGRAM AF

APO AE 09354

 

If you can't make the meeting, I have included his APO so you cansend him some items, or a card or letter if you wish. This is Master SargentDevine's 6th deployment. He has many Vineyard ties: His mom and son live in OBand he has other family members who live on MV as well.

 

What to send or donate:
I have received two specifically requested items: 

Sugar Free Red Bull (energy drink) and 

Sour Patch Kids (the candy)

(He does not smoke or use tobacco products)

 

What else? Here is a list of suggested items from www.supportourtroops.com

<<https://supportourtroops.org/care-packages>>

What the Troops Ask For – (updated11-19-2016)
Stuff:

  • $25 VISA and M/C gift cards (gives them maximum flexibility, for WIFI, etc)
  • Phone cards (major brands international)
  • Personal hygiene items(unscented whenever possible)
    • wet wipes, individually wrapped
    • disposable razors (men's and women's)
    • chap sticks
    • body wash, lotion, face wash, mouth wash, deodorant, q-tips, shampoo, conditioner
    • foot powder
    • and the like
  • Feminine products (unscented whenever possible)
    • Small packs of napkins and tampons
    • Female version of body wash, lotion, razors, face wash, mouth wash, deodorant, q-tips, hair de-tangler, face moisturizer, shampoo, conditioner
    • Small grooming kits
  • Sunscreen
  • Magazines (clean content)
  • Fun posters and calendars for dressing the place up
  • AA batteries
  • AAA batteries
  • Movies and music on thumb drives only (“USB devises are cool to send movies and current shows on in digital form!  Just please keep them virus free.”
  • 1 GB+ USB memory sticks (thumb drives) (blank)
  • Cards, letters, group photos (we want them to know real people did this for them)
  • Laundry PODS packed in a sturdy plastic or metal container.
  • Tobacco (“yes a lot of us smoke, dip, chew, and vape”)

Food Stuffs:

  • Hard candy
  • Cookies
  • Corn nuts
  • Protein bars/powder
  • Weight-lifting powder
  • Gum
  • Rice Krispy Treats
  • Slim Jims
  • Beef jerky
  • Popsicle/Pop-Ice (some places have freezers)
  • Granola and other snack bars
  • Nuts other than peanuts in re-sealable containers
  • Dried fruits in re-sealable containers
  • Tins and packets of flavored coffee and cappuccino
  • Breath mints
  • Peanut butter crackers
  • Liquid creamers in little plastic cups with a foil top packed in a sturdy plastic or metal container.

No-Nos:

·        Nococoa

·        “Donot ever, ever, send porn, alcohol or drugs.  These are illegal and canget the soldier in trouble.  I’m not talking about OTC drugs.  RatedR/NC-17/UR movies are not porn.  Nudity in print is pretty much a no, no,though have you seen the fashion ads in magazines these days?”

·        Nopeanuts

Thank you for whatever contributions you can make!

Regards, Bob Lane

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