Adopt A Soldier-Door County’s fundraiser on Aug. 6 was a success and raised money to help cover the shipping for more than 400 care packages to Door and Kewaunee County troops around the world. Each year, Adopt A Soldier-Door County sends more than 1,000 care packages to our troops, each costing about $20 in shipping fees.
Local soldier Andrew Sanchez serves in the U.S. Air Force and is one of the troops receiving care packages regularly. He said, “When you feel like no one’s really there to look out for you, no one’s really remembering you, you get these packages and you know all the work that’s been put into this, all the people back home that actually are thinking about you when they make these packages.”
Now the organization can use some extra support from the community. They need people to help staff Adopt A Soldier tables Sept. 9 at the Century Ride, Sept. 16 at Harvest Fest in Sturgeon Bay, and Oct. 13-15 at Sister Bay’s Fall Fest. Volunteers will pass out brochures and explain the basics of the program, and will be fully trained before the events. To volunteer, contact founder Nancy Hutchinson at 414.333.6648. For more information visit AdoptASoldierDC.com.