March 20, 2005 from our Columbia, Missouri Facility: 300 Care Packages
The first 542 were finished and picked up by the post office at 4:00 on Saurday. The remainder were packed and ready for the post office to pick up at 2:00 on Sunday. We had 18 volunteers on Saturday from Columbia, Moberly, St. Louis and Kingston Missouri including a 3/24 Marine and his wife, plus the MarineParents.com founder's son, Cpl Derrick Jensen, a 3/4 Marine veteran of OIF I, II, and III. On Sunday we had 2 volunteers from Moberly, and 10 volunteers from Columbia, MO, 6 of whom are students from the University of Missouri as well as Cpl Jensen and his wife and daughter.
We shipped 300 cases of Girl Scout Cookies donated to the Care Package Project™ by the Girl Scouts of Housatonic Council, Inc. in Bridgeport, CT. Members of our web site joined together to donate over $4000 in shipping costs to get the cookies to our Marines in Iraq.