Received an email from Sgt. Marcus Averill of Roanoke who is currently stationed with the U.S. Army in Iraq. He was expressing his gratitude for the care packages that were sent as part of From Our Hearts out of T-Bone Tooter's restaurant in Churchville, VA. Marcus received 20 boxes of assorted goodies to distribute to his men ... goodies to remind them of home. What was sent? Homemade cookies, shaving necessities (razors, shaving gel), playing cards, junk food (Little Debbies, Vienna sausages, potted meat and other items on the soldiers' Wish List), and much more. These are our American heroes and we owe them much. It helps them realize those at home have not forgotten them and are, indeed, grateful for their service to this country. Thanks, Marcus! Our prayers are with you and all our military men and women.
Marcus wrote: I can not tell you how pleased I was to receive the "From our Hearts" boxes this month. Myself and my soldiers are very grateful. We have been in need of supplies for quite some time. Unfortunately we do not have access to a P.X. as often as others do so I am sure you can imagine how handy the shaving kits and cookie boxes were. The moral has been lifted tremendously by your generosity. It reminds my men that there are supportive, hard working Americans behind them 100% every step of the way. Once again thank you so much.
SGT Marcus R. Averill