"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

10th Mountain Division

This is from the 10th Mountain Division page on Facebook

Warrior Pantry Providing Comfort
Airman 1st Class Robert Hicks

CAMP MIKE SPANN, Afghanistan – Nearly three years ago, contributions from several United States based church and veteran organizations, schools, and private companies made it possible for Camp Mike Spann to open a stockroom for donations sent to deployed troops.

The Warrior Pantry, sometimes known as the “thrift store”, allows U.S and coalition forces, along with contractors, to pick up some of the essentials from personal hygiene items to snacks, magazines, and gift cards.

“Everything in the Warrior Pantry is free,” said Chaplain (Maj.) Dale Code, chaplain for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. “We receive all our items for free from charitable organizations and individuals, so we believe in giving them to the service members for free.”

Currently there are more than 12 service members from different military branches that volunteer their time to work at the Warrior Pantry on a daily basis.

“I enjoy volunteering,” said Sgt. Maj. Dennis Sullivan, from the Minnesota Army National Guard. “I get to talk to everyone that comes in, and it’s always a good feeling to help.”

According to one of the Soldiers volunteering there, the pantry consist of many items, but the items that seem to go the fastest are deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap and shampoo.

This article I copied without the photo as I believe that it may be a benefit to soldiers if we get this information
If you would like to send a package to the Warrior Closet here is the address:
Warrior Pantry
Freedom Chapel
Camp Mike Spann
APO, AE 09368

US Shipping overseas link Boots on Ground
US Mailing restrictions

Jennifer(mom of a very loved soldier in Afghanistan)


Shelly said...

What a great organization to do this for the soldiers. I will do this with the kiddos. Great learning experience.

Q: Is the warrior pantry the name that goes on box. On shipping, it says needs to be shipped to a specific soldier. And what is the military form for shipping overseas or does that not apply to this.

Sometimes I hear that schools, people, etc... send letters, cards of encouragement or small care packages to servicemen overseas without knowing any of them. I think this is great and would like to incorporate this into my children's curriculum, but not sure how to go about this. Not sure if you do, but thought I would ask.

Humble wife said...

Hi Shelly...the address is the Warrior Pantry which is an actual place so it will ship. The military could not allow to any soldier as of the risk, but this is a place that receives items for them all:) so it is fine/

Anonymous said...

May I repost this? Even on FB???


Pam said...

Thanks for sharing that with us Jen. I can't wait to have Shane help get some goodies together to send.
by the by, I've been posting for 3 days in a row now! Yay Me!