Dear Community Member or Business,
This past July, the 53rd Ordnance Company left the Yakima Training Center for Afghanistan on an EOD mission. These men and women won't be returning to the United States until February 2020, which means they won't get to spend the holidays with their families. This year, the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Yakima Chapter of "Operation Thank You" to do "Packing & Shipping" for these soldiers so that they might experience a little bit of home while serving our country so far away.
We will be packing and shipping boxes the end of this month and again the first week of December. We need cash for postage and to purchase much needed items (see list below) - or if your company would like to donate any of the items listed, that would be very much appreciated.
On behalf of our soldiers and their families, we thank you for your donation and are so grateful for the generosity of this community!
Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce & Yakima Chapter "Operation Thank you"
Hygiene items: foot powder, lotion, baby wipes, Clorox wipes, mouthwash, razors, shaving cream
Food items: canned soup, pre-made meals, beef jerky, healthy snacks
Comfort items: books, coffee, K-cups, VIA powdered coffee, calling cards, play station gift cards
Clothing: socks, beanies, comfortable cold weather stuff, shorts, shirts, flip flops, micro-fiber towels
Work-out: pre-workout, recovery drinks, energy gel packets, protein bars, MIO
Donations can be dropped off at the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce at 10 N. 9th ST or Perry Tech located at 2011 W. Washington Ave.
Posted October 18, 2019
Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce
10 North 9th Street • Yakima WA 98901
Phone (509) 248-2021