I received an email quite off the theme, but worthy of publishing, just the same, from a Red Cross volunteer. It got to me a bit late, but since it indicates that it is the 'first', I have no doubt that there will be others.
I make it a policy not to forward e-mails, but I ask you to please pass this on to all your Paris-area friends and family.
Tomorrow - Friday, July 18 - is the first donation collection event for our troops in training at Camp Maxey.
Please have a look at the list of needed supplies on this website: http://www.lamarcounty.redcross.org/ - click on "Camp Maxey" in the menu.
Drop items off between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Ramseur Baptist Church gymnasium, 3400 Lamar Ave, Paris.
Anything you can give will be much appreciated and well deserved.
In case you haven't heard, several hundred troops are in the last stages of training at Camp Maxey before heading to Iraq. They will be there the rest of the summer and a community effort is underway (through our local Red Cross chapter) to make them feel welcome, encourage their spirits and show the true colors of Lamar County. More events are planned in the near future and will be publicized on East Texas Radio stations and in The Paris News. (And in the-paris-site....)
- Allan Hubbard
Communications Coordinator (volunteer)
Lamar County Chapter American Red Cross
Community + Camp Maxey
http://www.lamarcounty.redcross.org/ - click on "Camp Maxey" in the menu
I don't care what your politics are, where your leanings take you, if you had a son or a daughter being deployed over there, how you would wish that they were treated while in a different town/state/country. Time to check the list, and see what you can give. Undoubtedly you can donate at any time....frank