Putnam County Launches 'Defend the Holiday' program.

During this season of giving, we need to remember that our greatest gift is that of freedom. I have launched the Defend the Holiday program, a joint effort with United for the Troops that will supply comfort packages to those serving overseas in the U.S. Armed Forces. 

For a $15 donation, a care package will be sent to a soldier overseas on your behalf.  If you would like to write a note or a card the volunteers that pack the boxes will be sure to include it in the comfort package.

United for the Troops was founded by Jim and Patty Rathschmidt of Mahopac with the help of friends and families whose sons and daughters are serving overseas. Its sole purpose is to make life while away from home a little better for these brave men and women. Some of the items include cookies, DVDs, CDs, snacks, t-shirts, and other food items. Following numerous conversations with service men and women, the group found out that the military provides soldiers with the essentials for day- to-day life and many of them miss the extra amenities that they enjoy while at home. United for the Troops’ goal is to show them that we are proud of them and appreciate all of their efforts in areas of the world.

Comfort Packages can be reserved by submitting the form found at http://www.putnamcountyny.com/carepackage/.

Payment for the Comfort Package must be mailed, or hand delivered to Terry Oliver, 

Confidential Secretary.

40 Gleneida Avenue

Carmel, NY  10512

Terry can be reached at 845-808-1001 with any questions.


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