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Operation Enduring Support Accepting Donations For Easter Care Packages For Deployed Military






     Operation Enduring Support is now accepting donations for Easter Care Packages for our deployed military. These packages will be mailed on March 27th. This is their 20th year of sending care packages to our deployed military. Our young men and women in foreign countries do not have access to Post Exchanges and can really use the items they receive.

     These packages also are a reminder that people back home have not forgotten them. Suggested donations include Girl Scout Cookies, protein bars, cheese and cracker packs, Beef Slim Jims/ Jerky, Individual instant coffee, powdered drink packages, Puzzle books and playing cards, personal care items, deodorant, toothbrushes/paste, eye drops, lip balm, 5 blade razors. Other items needed are letters from school and Sunday school children, individually wrapped hard candy, Gum, Gorilla Tape, hanging car deodorizers, cotton swabs, and wet wipes, 2023 calendars and new Birthday Cards.

     OES also wants to send packages to your loved ones so please submit your APO/FPO addresses to Ann Irwin at or call (217) 428-5936. You may also contact Grace United Methodist Church at (217) 429-5374. Donations may be delivered to Grace UMC at 901 N Main St, Decatur, IL 62521 between 9:00 and 4:00 pm Monday thru Thursday until March 17th.

     Monetary donations are always welcome as the group’s postage is now $21.20 per package. These packages are a morale boost for our Military, and they need your support to make this happen.

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