Adopt a Platoon Drive

Oct. 22, 2012

How many of you would leave everything behind? Leave your family, your home, your job - so you could travel thousands of miles away - only to put your life at risk, for minimal pay. Probably not many of us, but that is exactly what thousands of our brave service men and women have done. They’ve left everything so they can serve our country.

That’s why we continue to do our small part by organizing an Adopt a Platoon drive. As we look forward to our holiday dinners – passing turkey, ham, potatoes, and salads around the table – they’d be happy finding a granola bar in their vest pocket when they finally get a chance to eat. Help us show them that we care – and most importantly – that we appreciate the service and sacrifices they have made for the freedoms we enjoy every day.

The unit we’ve been assigned is the 101st CAB. These 20 soldiers (including one woman) are from Kentucky, and are members of a Maintenance Platoon currently serving in Afghanistan. Their purpose - if it’s broke – they fix it. They live in CHU’s (containerized housing units), have non-potable running water for bathing, and 220V generator power. They do have a small under-stocked PX Store where they can get a few “basic” necessities, and a Chow Hall that is normally closed once they get time to eat.

We’re going to ship our boxes out in late November so they get there by Christmas. So please don’t delay…….we’d like to have all donations in by November 14th so we can hit our deadline. To drop off donated items, please see the contact information below. If you’d prefer that we do the shopping for you, or to help cover shipping costs – please drop off or send a check made out to BDCRG (with “Adopt a Platoon” on the message line) to the address below. Whether you donate items, a check, or nothing at all – they’d still like to hear from you. Letters from home are always appreciated and help lift their spirits. If you don’t know what to write, just take a picture of yourselves and write a big “Thank You” on the back.

(For their protection, the Adopt a Platoon Program asks that children who write letters do not supply a last name or address).

Larry Kornblum
8214 N. 55th Street
Brown Deer, WI 53223

For more information on dropping off, or picking up, your donation, please call Larry Kornblum at 414-702-8958, or visit our website: http://bdcrg.wordpress.com/

Thank You for Your Support!

Community Watch

» Demond Means resigns as commissioner of the Opportunity Schools and Partnership Program 6/29

» Initial Reaction Podcast: A look ahead to US Open 2017, look back at Champions Tour event in Madison Updated:  6/29

» SeaWorld grants interview with Mequon student on orcas for paper 6/29

» End of an era: Glendale administrator to retire after 36 years 6/29

» Whitefish Bay baseball team looking for consistency 6/29

» Sports Shorts: June 30, 2016 6/29

» Mangan leaves knowing Homestead is in a good place 6/29

» Whitefish Bay baseball team bounces back with win over Nicolet 6/28

» Brown Deer driver, 37, charged in crash near Strawberry Festival Updated:  6/28

» Marquette students offer marketing advice to Brown Deer 6/28

» 2016 Fourth of July events in the Milwaukee suburbs Updated:  6/28

» Thomas and big bats lead Germantown baseball team over Bay, 6-1 6/27

» USM student charged with taking upskirt photos of female classmates 6/27

» Retiring athletics director John Gustavson leaves Whitefish Bay in a better place 6/27

» Teen charged with taking upskirt photos of classmates in River Hills 6/25

» Oak Creek baseball team passes test with win over Homestead, 7-3 6/25

» Derosier enters not guilty plea 6/24

» Glendale's new park is realization of decades-long dream Updated:  6/23

» Talented, assertive Homestead soccer team won its own way 6/22

» Brown Deer, Homestead, Nicolet, Shorewood and Whitefish Bay Sports Shorts: June 23, 2016 6/22

» Brown Deer named an 'All-America City' 6/21

» Worker charged with stealing from senior living community residents Updated:  6/21

» "We endured': Homestead's state soccer title well-earned 6/21

» Frebeka 5 health challenge to be held in Mequon June 26 6/20

» Whitefish Bay entrepreneur wants to revolutionize school fundraisers 6/20

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Best Summer Ever

 

We've made it easy for you to get out and go this summer. From hitting the trails for a bike ride or walk, to where to find beer gardens in the area, to the best places to swim in Waukesha County to the best summer drinks and summer reads, check out our 2016 summer guide.

Advertisement

Advertisement

CONNECT    

Advertisement