Army Wives Donate to the Veterans Transitional Facility

Army Wives annual drive to donate toilet paper, paper towels and laundry detergents to the Veterans Transitional Facility in Melbourne was a huge success!  IRCC resident, Cheryl’s minivan was packed to the roof with donations.

A BIG THANKS to all who contributed to our success once again this year.  Although the Army wives donate money every month, this annual drive means a lot to us and to all the residents of VTF.  With the high costs of paper products and detergents, our donations go a long way to providing the residents these necessities and allows VTF to spend their monies on all the other things they provide each of resident families.

Many thanks also to Penny Gilles and her husband Jim, who annually organize and collect all these items for us.  They give up a bedroom for several months each year just to store them. Penny, Cheryl and Cheryl’s husband Jack delivered all these products on March 23rd following our luncheon that day.  Eyes were truly popping when we opened the back of the van.

An added bonus this year was our delight in watching the Air Force Thunderbirds practicing for the Melbourne Airport Air Show the following day.  They were quite a sight as they flew over us several times while we were there and as we drove back up Route 1.

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