Operation Gift Drop
our troops overseas -- participate in Operation Gift Drop
than 3,000 pounds of materials sent so far as part of American
Red Cross Operation Enduring Support --
November, 2001 the American Red Cross of Lee County has
conducted a program that supports U.S. troops overseas by
sending "quality of life" items that are distributed
free of charge by Red Cross personnel at deployment sites.
The program, Operation Gift Drop, sends packages of
personal hygiene items, snacks, candy and recreational or
entertainment items for use by the troops who are deployed at
sites where these materials are limited.
of February 2003, more than 3,000 pounds of items have been
sent with shipments scheduled every month to deployment sites
in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Cuba. More sites will
become available as troops are assembled in various areas.
Red Cross personnel accompany the U.S. military at deployment
sites in all parts of the world, ensuring that emergency
communications from family members are sent and received. They
also conduct morale building activities. The packages sent as
part of Operation Gift Drop are distributed free of charge at
Red Cross canteens.
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American Red Cross of Lee County