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  • 2nd Engineering Brigade Individual Mine Removal

    2nd Engineering Brigade Individual Mine Removal

George Gill

DONATIONS NEEDED. On September 7 and 14, 2014, the Mission Ministry Group of BUMC will be collecting treats and funds to send 200 packages to U.S. Army troops in the 2nd Engineer Brigade of Joint Task Force Trailblazer in Afghanistan.

Part of the mission of Task Force Trailblazer is training Afghan Engineer units, drilling wells to provide drinking water and removing Taliban mines. In this atmosphere, small packages from home provide a reminder that we are grateful for their service and wish them a safe return.

This project will involve approximately $5,000 for food items and mailing cost. Once the material and funds are available, members of the congregation and any other interested volunteers will be asked to assist in packing the boxes for the Troops. Please contact the Church Office at 847-836-5540 with any questions.

The treats and funds may be dropped off at the church (98 Algonquin Road…Algonquin Road and Route 59) during the week or on Sundays. Checks should be made payable to the Barrington United Methodist Church with a "For the Troops" notation on the check.

Shipping costs (which are substantial), perishability and handling over long distances define what can be sent. If you wish to give items a list below is provided:

Planters Smoked Peanuts, 6 ounce composite cans

Trident Spearmint Sugar Free Gum, 18 sticks per individual pack

Deviled Ham Spread, 4.35 ounce cans

Dole Pineapple Chunks, 8 ounce cans

M & M Peanut Chocolate Candies, 3.27 ounce plastic bags

Armor Vienna Sausage, 4.75 ounce cans

Spam, 7 ounce cans

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, 2 ounce 'milk' carton

Nabisco Nutter Butter Bites, 3.5 ounce plastic can

Bridgford Pepperoni Snack Bites, 4 ounce plastic bag

Sunrise Butterscotch Discs, 10 ounce plastic bag (pieces to fill empty nooks)