Letter to the Editor

Card program a success

Sunday, November 6, 2011

To the Editor:

In preparing for the upcoming Christmas and Valentine mail collections, Friends of Our Troops would like to extend a special thanks to the American Legion Auxiliary Hurst Collins Unit of Cloverdale.

Led by Dora Clark, they were the No. 1 group in Indiana and in the top five American Legion Auxiliaries nationally in the most recent campaign.

Six of the Auxiliary's members prepared more than 100 pieces of mail each.

The Auxiliary also had participants from Greencastle, Poland, Bowling Green, Stilesville, Indianapolis and Spencer.

Gay Purcell of Spencer was the No. 1 individual in Indiana.

Cards and letters are received from across the nation, mixed thoroughly, divided into hundreds of packages, then sent to military units all across the U.S. and around the world.

Anyone who would like to know how to join the Fan Mail for the Troops campaign can receive complete information and instructions by sending their name and mailing address to Friends of Our Troops, PO Box 65408, Fayetteville, N.C., 28306.

The troops will thank you and so do we.

Ben Wiser, Executive Director,

Fayetteville, N.C.