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AndrewZ 07-11-2011 09:38 AM

Interested in Supporting 'Fest troops?
 
Long time and a well respected bimmerfest member ScottZHP has been volunteering his time to supporting 'Fest troops that are on active duty by sending them care packages! He has extended his offer to help if others would like to participate in sending a care package.

Here is his original post in response to mybluesky's deployment thread:

Quote:

Originally Posted by mybluesky (Post 6175620)

Ps I'll be sure to drop my apo for anyone interested.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scott ZHP (Post 6181974)
Yes, please.

For those interested, a few of us have decided it would be a nice gesture to keep our deployed festers supplied with goodies from home.

Please PM me if you are interested in supporting our Fest troops, or if you are deployed and would like a goodie box.


And thanks again for all you do.

As stated by Scott, if you're interested in sending out a care package, please PM him for the details. I have linked his name at the top of the post with his profile to make it easier to PM him.

A big THANK you to the troops out there and to Scott for bringing home a little closer to them during their time of deployment! :thumbup:

Scott ZHP 07-23-2011 07:02 AM

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mybluesky - box on the way, thanks and enjoy! And thanks to the festers who contributed!

Melissa 07-28-2011 08:07 AM

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Just got back from the post office!! :clap: Package on its way!

Scott ZHP 08-04-2011 01:31 PM

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Originally Posted by mybluesky
Thanks so much for the package Sir! I love the little hot wheels M3. Have it displayed on my office desk, it looks great. Also I shared it with my Soldiers and they love you! The big box of oreos was a huge morale booster. We have a seemingly odd surplus of banana milk and it goes great with it... I really appreciate you taking your time to send the package out. Thank you

:thumbup:

chivas 08-05-2011 07:20 PM

before he gets swamped with PM's and emails, what can we NOT send? I would like to send a package to a random soldier (is it possible?) to show that we care and appreciate them.

thanks!

Melissa 08-05-2011 08:17 PM

I know you can't mail to "any soldier" any more. Mail something to mybluesky instead. :)

I bet he would happily share with his unit.

1Dreamer 08-05-2011 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by chivas (Post 6236904)
before he gets swamped with PM's and emails, what can we NOT send? I would like to send a package to a random soldier (is it possible?) to show that we care and appreciate them.

thanks!

Yes. Go here. http://anysoldier.com/WhereToSend/ This is what I do. Melissa is correct that you can't send packages to "any soldier" anymore, but at the anysoldier.com website, you can pick a unit stationed anywhere you want, read what they need and get their mailing address from the site. Reading some of what they write really tugs at your heartstrings. I try and pick ones that are in the most need and in the most miserable conditions.

Oh, it also tells you what you can NOT send.

mybluesky 08-06-2011 08:27 AM

Thanks for all the support everyone! Care packages are great and the Soldiers love them since I always end up sharing. I appreciate all the time you take to prepare these packages. Thank you Wish I could spend more time on OT but I never have time to post. I still check it pretty often though.

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Originally Posted by chivas (Post 6236904)
before he gets swamped with PM's and emails, what can we NOT send? I would like to send a package to a random soldier (is it possible?) to show that we care and appreciate them.

thanks!

There's a basic list of what not to send floating out there somewhere. Basically don't send any of the following items:

anything pr0n related or sexual in nature
alcohol
religious propoganda
illegal weapons (i.e. double edged blades)

Most packages, including the ones I get, are inspected once they are opened so it's best not to send anything that will get the Soldier in trouble or embarrassed. Even sending condoms would raise a red flag... Yeah we live a sheltered life out here.

Melissa 08-06-2011 12:08 PM

Did the blowup doll get confiscated before the box got to you? I told Scott not to send it...


:D :p

AndrewZ 08-06-2011 12:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Melissa (Post 6237968)
Did the blowup doll get confiscated before the box got to you? I told Scott not to send it...


:D :p

:rofl:

You and Scott rock! :thumbup:

Scott ZHP 08-15-2011 12:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Melissa (Post 6237968)
Did the blowup doll get confiscated before the box got to you? I told Scott not to send it...


:D :p

You're funny.

mybluesky 08-31-2011 01:53 AM

haha no wonder it looked like my package was opened! =P
Everything is okay here btw. no longer in the 120s so we're living it up.

Melissa 09-02-2011 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by mybluesky (Post 6289025)
haha no wonder it looked like my package was opened! =P
Everything is okay here btw. no longer in the 120s so we're living it up.

How did I miss this update?

:banana: Cold front! Woot!

Scott ZHP 09-16-2011 06:47 PM

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Kdoherty and 2nd Platoon Roughnecks...

Your package is on the way... Thank you!

Kdoherty 09-25-2011 01:06 AM

Hey scott, and Fest' the package just arrived. A huge thank you from the 2nd platoon "Roughnecks" and I. I snapped a few pictures with my buddies Iphone and I'll try and get them uploaded. the guys were ecstatic over the Peeps and Beef jerky hahaha. I've got the thank you card posted up on our briefing board too!

-Ken

Scott ZHP 09-26-2011 06:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Kdoherty (Post 6338893)
Hey scott, and Fest' the package just arrived. A huge thank you from the 2nd platoon "Roughnecks" and I. I snapped a few pictures with my buddies Iphone and I'll try and get them uploaded. the guys were ecstatic over the Peeps and Beef jerky hahaha. I've got the thank you card posted up on our briefing board too!

-Ken

Glad to hear. :thumbup: Pics are good, post them! Enjoy and stay safe.

mybluesky 04-08-2012 09:24 AM

Hey all just checking in. Thanks for all your support the past nine months... Three more to go and I'll be back stateside. I can't wait!!!!

Griffoun 04-11-2012 08:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mybluesky (Post 6757652)
Hey all just checking in. Thanks for all your support the past nine months... Three more to go and I'll be back stateside. I can't wait!!!!

Stay safe :thumbup:

Scott ZHP 05-09-2012 08:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mybluesky (Post 6757652)
Hey all just checking in. Thanks for all your support the past nine months... Three more to go and I'll be back stateside. I can't wait!!!!

:thumbup:

Want one last package? PM me your APO addy.

Scott ZHP 05-26-2012 09:08 AM

mybluesky,

Incoming. Goodie box left today. Thanks for your service!

mybluesky 06-09-2012 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Scott ZHP (Post 6858197)
mybluesky,

Incoming. Goodie box left today. Thanks for your service!

Package arrived! Thank you from me and my platoon for all the goodies! Definitely had to share it with my Soldiers and we all enjoyed it. The oreos and beef jerky lasted about three seconds :rofl: Definitely makes 4 am wake up and 110 degree weather by 8 am more bearable.... Thanks for not forgetting about us, we all appreciate the support. Definitely a big morale booster. We'll be home soon!!!

Scott ZHP 10-16-2012 01:15 PM

Any festers still in the Sandbox? Or deployed anywhere? Yell if you want Trick or Treats. :)

Spiderm0n 11-14-2012 11:19 AM

Scott, we have been sending some care packages over to troops in Afghanistan. What is the most cost effective way to do this?

wyb 11-22-2012 12:42 PM

Scott - I have some free 1 year licenses of ESET antivirus and ESET CyberSecurity for Mac - I was looking at the threat map and those areas where our troops are deployed are seriously infected with malware - so I'm offering up a bunch - I can sent them to you through the mail for the next package if you send any more - I'd rather give them to our boys and girls in uniform - each license is printed on a postcards - they don't take up much room or weight.

Scott ZHP 11-23-2012 05:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Spiderm0n (Post 7194710)
Scott, we have been sending some care packages over to troops in Afghanistan. What is the most cost effective way to do this?

Most cost effective way is a flat rate APO box from any post office. These are identical to a medium flat rate box, (about 12x12x6) but have special APO markings on them. It's about $12 for whatever you can fit into it shipped to any soldier/sailer/airman in the world. I pack them completely full.

My local pack and ship place has a collection jar on the counter for people to donate their spare change, or a dollar or whatever to defray shipping costs. Once a month, they log the amount and give me a shipping credit. I usually pick up the cost of the stuff inside.


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