Newburgh Free Academy, Class of 2001.
MARINE GYSGT LUIS A. MERCADO JR.
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Article posted on 11/12/2013
New Windsor mom's idea helps US troops
She starts group to mail care packages
By Michael Randall
Published: 2:00 AM - 11/12/13
NEW WINDSOR — Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Lucy Mercado's Support Our Heroes foundation gets the bulk of donations that fill the care packages she sends to U.S. troops overseas all year long.
In fact, she tries to save much of what she doesn't need immediately to help stretch the supply through the rest of the year.
Yet, for the second year in a row, Mercado's been having trouble making that stretch.
As the nation celebrated the day that honors those troops, Veterans Day, she showed a reporter and photographer how her supply on hand has been reduced to about six or eight small boxes of donated goods like potato chips and candy.
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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.
To contact us via email, click Here.
A Very Special THANK YOU is in order to:
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
New Windsor American Legion Post 1796
Town of New Windsor Police Dept. PBA
Orange County 4-H Hare Raisers
of American Veterans Hudson Valley Post 826
of Newburgh, NY
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!!!