Over the holiday season, the staff at the Fishkill, New York, offices of Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates collected items for care packages for troops based overseas. Several RR&A team members stepped up to donate a wide variety of gifts, including snacks, toiletries, and personal notes – little things that make life in a stressful wartime environment healthier and easier to endure.
The effort was part of an initiative by the American Legion Auxiliary of Beacon Hill, New York, and Packages for Soldiers, a nonprofit dedicated to encouraging civilians to send gifts to troops stationed abroad.
Melissa Durso, a foreclosure supervisor at Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates’ Fishkill office, spearheaded the care package drive. Over the course of several days, she collected donations from colleagues that were delivered to the American Legion Auxiliary in late December. There, the items were sorted, assembled into suitable care packages, and sent off to a destination overseas.
Recently, the team at Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates received a warm note of thanks from Dela Humphreys, secretary/treasurer of the American Legion Auxiliary. Writing on behalf of the soldiers in a “Tanker” unit stationed in Iraq, Humphreys said the gifts and goodies were very much appreciated by the troops and went a long way toward making life away from home a little brighter. Humphreys went on to say that the citizens who remember those serving abroad hold a cherished place in the hearts of soldiers.
Simple acts like the RR&A care package drive can make a huge difference in the lives of troops stationed far away from home, often in very dangerous locales. Even basic gifts like trail mix and hand wipes can help soldiers to stay alert and healthy amid difficult conditions. More importantly, these care packages let soldiers know that people back home are thinking about them.
The employees at Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates who donated the items this past holiday season made a real difference for our troops.