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SOAR Valentine’s Packages Have Landed!

We recently received a letter from a Marine Sargent saying the packages we sent through SOAR (Support Our American Recruits) have successfully arrived! These packages included snacks, chewing gum, coffee, and magazines donated by local suppliers such as Hershey’s, UTZ Snacks, Martin’s Chips, Harrisburg News, S&D Coffee, and Con-Agra Foods, as well as handmade Valentine cards from area school children and senior citizens.

“The package you sent went to a group of Marines – one of which is originally from Pennsylvania! The Valentine’s theme is especially great when we are away from our loved ones for so long! A special note on a treat brings smiles to the faces of everyone who grabs something from the box.”

“Words cannot express how thankful we are for people like yourselves and the support you provide during our deployment.  A thank you (especially accompanied by snacks and goodies from back home) goes a long way and provides us the encouragement we need to get through a long deployment,” he said.

Thank you to all of the suppliers and volunteers who helped Rutter’s and SOAR support our troops for the 12th straight year!

Rutter’s Teams with SOAR for 11th Year

Rutter’s Teams with SOAR for 11th Year

Rutter’s and Support Our American Recruits (SOAR) are teaming up for the 11th year packing Valentine’s Day gift boxes to be shipped to American troops stationed abroad on Thursday, January 21, 2016.

The boxes will be filled with snacks, chewing gum, coffee and magazines donated by local suppliers such as Hershey’s, UTZ Snacks, Martin’s Chips, Harrisburg News, S&D Coffee, and Con-Agra Foods as well as handmade Valentine cards from area school children and senior citizens.  Each box will be sent to a local soldier serving overseas.

If you have a loved one deployed overseas, that you would like to receive a gift box, please submit their name and address via email to Becky Bair, executive director of SOAR rabair2@verizon.net by 2/1/2016.

SOAR is taking 50 names from the community on a first-come, first-served basis.

The mission of SOAR (www.supportouramericanrecruits.com) is to support troops serving at home and overseas, honor veterans, and provide a support group for family members of the troops.