Group plans troop effort
From Staff Reports May 18, 2012 7:50PM
Updated: July 1, 2012 12:06PM
Fox Valley Troop Support is a group of citizens whose mission is to support local troops with letters of encouragement and care packages.
Deployed service members receive a bit of cheer from the folks back home. Fox Valley Troop Support Inc. is partnered with the Batavia Veterans of Foreign Wars, 652 S. River St., Batavia. Community care package dates at the Batavia VFW are: June 1, for dropping off donations and sorting (5 to 8 p.m.); and June 2, care packages will be prepared, inspected and sealed. (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.).
Contact Sarah Giachino at 630-587-3789 firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathy Tobusch at 630-937-4181 email@example.com. Information on tips for letter writing/care package suggestions and updates can also be found at www.fvts.org Twitter@FoxValleyTroops; and Facebook page: FoxValleyTroopSupport.
To add a deployed member to the list, provide their name, rank, unit address including APO or FPO. The group also needs their approximate month of return from deployment. Care packages usually arrive overseas in about two weeks.