BR HOG CHAPTER #3322 & FRIENDS BR HOG CHAPTER MEMBERS BR HARLEY DAVIDSON STAFF TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH, SHARON BAPTIST CHURCH GEICO LOCAL OFFICE VARIOUS CHURCHES VARIOUS BUINESSES VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Key Club, Cheerleaders, etc YOU AND YOUR TEAM?? Come join us
March 2008 – November 2014 Sent 5,173 individual “Care Packages” & 132 bulk boxes
WHO DO WE SEND TO? To soldiers who have local connections A HOG member, their family member, friend or coworker If we don’t have that, we branch out to our FRIENDS for a soldier to bless
SOLDIER INFORMATION REQUESTED Name, Rank, Branch of Service Mailing address, email address for communication How many people in troop/unit/squad (women/men) Specific needs? Do they have access to microwaves. Their location? (i.e. Iraq, Afghanistan, etc) Occupation, tour dates, & age
HOW TO CHOOSE WHAT TO STUFF? The chosen soldier completes a questionnaire to tell us what is needed in the area he or she is stationed
CARE PACKAGES 1 gallon zip lock bags gets: Thank you (for your service) message, gospel tract from Temple Baptist Church & blank paper w/ self addressed return envelope (in hopes of hearing back from the soldier) Non-perishable food items Louisiana items Time fillers (Decks of cards, puzzles)
MORE STUFFINGS In addition, they like: Beef jerky, protein bars, ramen noodles Peanuts, drink flavors, candy, crackers TOILETRIES and spices need to be in a bulk box, the food can absorb the odor and makes the food taste like soap, etc, therefore contaminates the food!
SHIPPING PACKAGES Generally send out 4 times a year February, May, August, & November Packages usually get put together on the 1 st Saturday of the month @ approx. 11am @ BRHD, 5853 Siegen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA
POSTAGE $$$ SPENT In 2012, $2,110.82 in postage In 2013, $2,824.32 in postage In 2014, $4,568.60 in postage
SOLDIER POSTAGE FUND 2008 – 2010 Harley Davidson of Baton Rouge paid for postage 2011 we had to start raising our own funds The BR HOG Soldier Postage Fund is housed through Temple Baptist Church GOD has shown his mighty hand, providing money to send the packages overseas
WAYS TO SUPPORT OUR SOLDIERS THROUGH BR HOG CHAPTER #3322 & FRIENDS PRAY for our soldiers & the mission Donate to the soldier postage fund Send to: TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH 3650 O’NEAL LANE, BATON ROUGE, LA, 70816 (Be sure to label it, “FOR SOLDIERS – ATT: CHRISTY SMITH” & email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org)email@example.com Drop off items @ the Harley Davidson Store, 5853 Siegen Lane, BR (Be sure to label it, “FOR SOLDIERS – ATT: CHRISTY SMITH”)
WAYS TO SUPPORT OUR SOLDIERS Donate money to purchase items (if you don’t like to shop) Donate your time & come join us to stuff the packages Donate shipping tape, envelopes, offer to make copies for us Help fold letters, label, tape and count boxes, etc Drop off 1 gallon size “ziplock” bags already stuffed Please remember not to mix soaps or shampoos with food items, as the food will absorb the odors and contaminate it.
WHO CAN HELP SUPPORT OUR TROOPS Area businesses, churches, school groups, clubs, girl scouts, boy scouts, non-profit organizations, YOU, etc
If you would like to help send packages to our soldiers Send a tax deductible donation to: Temple Baptist Church 3650 O’Neal Lane Baton Rouge, LA 70816 Be sure to write “SOLDIER POSTAGE” in the memo & email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org@hotmail.com
THANK YOU!! A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THIS VERY WORTHWHILE OUTREACH AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU!!! HE IS IN CONTROL, THANK YOU FATHER