Remember our Fox River Socks project for the troops in Afghanistan? I posted the link to a wishlist created by a Catholic chaplain. As you know, socks are really important for soldiers. The wishlist was created for some 1800 pairs of socks and YOU, dear readers, helped to bring it to 100% fulfillment. HERE
Today I had a little feedback which I am happy to share:
Just got your box of socks and they have been well received. I handed some of them out personally and gave a majority of them to our Chaplain to give during moral calls. All of the Soldiers would like to thank you and your parishioners for taking the time to remember us in your thoughts and prayers. Your actions remind Soldiers that their conflict is remembered and that the nation cares about them. Finally I would like to personally say thank you and hope that you will continue to keep all men and women in uniform in your thoughts and prayers.
Daniel R. Beatty
S4 OIC 548th CSSB
You are welcome! I am sure I speak for all the readers who participated that helping out was out pleasure.
UPDATE 7 June:
I had a nice note from Fr. Hesseling, who started the socks project for his troops:
100% fulfillment!!! Holy cow! I never expected to have such support, I’m so thankful to you and your readers.
Here’s a couple more pictures from happy soldiers who have new socks to be thankful for…
He also sent photos!