NEW: Article posted on 12/01/2012
New Windsor foundation sending care packages gets few donations this year
Troops 'still need a boost' this holiday season
NEW WINDSOR — Usually by this time of year, Lucy Mercado is deluged with donations for her Support Our Heroes foundation, which sends care packages to our troops overseas.
While she operates all year, it's between Thanksgiving and Christmas that the public mostly steps up to help.
"We haven't had any help this year," Mercado said.
There are several reasons, she figures. One is that people lately have been focused on sending help to the victims of Hurricane Sandy, which she understands.
But she thinks that between the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq and plans to do the same in Afghanistan in a couple years, many believe she has ceased operations, or that there's no longer a need for such help.
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Contributions can be made out to:
"Support Our Heroes"
c/o Luz Mercado
18 Windsor Square Drive
New Windsor, NY, 12553.
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Support Our Heroes Founder Lucy Mercado would like to thank the Junior Division #5 Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Of Monroe, NY They donated over $500 worth of goods from WAL-MART in Monroe
Lucy Mercado (center)
with the Junior Division
President: Nam Knights M/C Lost Chapter of Orange County, NY
of Dana Distributors, Inc. of Goshen, NY
for all the water and drinks, they donated To Our Troops.
- Recreation Director Of The Town Of New Windsor
for all the necessary items that we need for our Troops currently serving in Iraq.
I'm Sure All Our Americans Serving in Iraq are also greatly Feeling Grateful that people like the above contributors remember that we are still over in Iraq. Keeping us safe back here in the United States.
Remember This - Gone But Not Forgotten!!!