Thanks to all the kind people who donated, as well as our members and other community members who volunteered from the SVA, our event today was a huge success, despite the rain! We packed nine big boxes full of donations for the care packages, items from snacks and toiletries to puzzle games and lip balm. Additionally, cash donations we received totaled about $300 and will go toward conference travel funding for a student veteran.
Despite a downpour that almost destroyed our boxes, we prevailed. A kind community member donated tarps to us to cover the donations, and many people made special trips just to buy things for the event. One person even donated an entire cart full of goods. We at PIF are beyond pleased to live in such a kind and caring community, and our Michigan troops overseas will see it firsthand when they receive much-needed items– a reminder of how much we appreciate what they do.