Sending items to troops. I had a humbling conversation with a soldier

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I went into an Office Max to purchase ink for the printer. When I made it through the line the gentleman waiting on me asked if I had a Max Perks Card? I said, "I do but since they do not take cartridges in the store for credit I do not go on line. It is probably a mistake on my part but I just don't bother anymore."

I had a client that gave me plastic mailing envelopes and if you put your empty cartridges in them and mail them the company buys items for the soldiers over seas. So I told this to the gentleman waiting on me. He proceeded to say that he thought that was great because he had been the recipient of the items in Iraq.

He said people don't realize is that it is always 120-130 degrees there and that if you send articles that don't with stand heat they don't make it to o them. So if you are sending items like soaps, chocolates, some cookies if they contain chocolate or raisins melt. He proceeded to say that the soldiers look so forward to receiving packages from home and they really get some neat things. For 6 years he was in Iraq for 7 months on and 5 months off. He is a very grateful and very happy to be home. 

The world prays the the safe return of all the soldiers over seas.


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Charles Stallions Real Estate Services
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It is always heart warming to hear these stories and hopefully till the last one comes home.

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