Military Support Opportunities

Our family and friends who are serving overseas really appreciate it when they receive a package of treats from the folks at Ascension. Periodically we assemble boxes for our troops. We invite you to participate in providing the "treats." Following is a list of the things they miss the most. If you would like to participate, please bring your donations to the Information Desk. Also donation of postage money is appreciated. The USPS has a special rate of $12.50 per box.

We also need current addresses for any of our troops. Please call the church office or write it on the back of the Friendship Slip. Thank You!!!

Any questions? Please contact Mary Ann Foote or Treva Bohning. Contact info for them is available from the church office. Let’s show these women and men how much we appreciate them!

Snack size cookies, pretzels, Wheat Thins, Triscuits, peanut butter crackers, cakes, granola bars, pop tarts, dried fruit, trail mix, raisins, red licorice whips, beef, chicken or turkey jerky, Cheese spread (no aerosol cans), Tootsie roll candy & pops – Please no chocolate -it melts! (M & M’s o.k.). Gum, nuts, Ramen noodles, iced tea, lemonade, powdered drink mixes (individual packets are best), Tuna in a pouch, paperback books; (suspense, mysteries, action, drama, science fiction), CDs & DVDs, cards & letters of encouragement, playing cards, small hand held games, crossword puzzles, word search, Sudoku books, personal hygiene items (deodorant, facial cleansing pads, etc.), moisturizing lotions, wet wipes, eye drops, lip balm, chapstick, tooth brushes and toothpaste, soap, body wash, shampoo and conditioner, sunblock, foot powder, cotton swabs, Q-tips, pipe cleaners, blank cards, stationery, paper, pens, bug repellent, magazines – current/nearly new (sports, news, entertainment, travel, nature), AA and AAA batteries, Ziploc bags (sandwich, quart, gallon sizes) – bags are used for shipping, then the service members use them to keep sand out of their things while in the desert.

We also have patterns for knitting hats and slippers for the troops and for making "coolies"- neckbands which are filled with beads which absorb cold water. They are refrigerated and then wrapped around their necks to keep them cool.