Friday, July 24, 2009

August Meeting

Please join us at our August meeting. We will be discussing our upcoming care package drive. This year we will be sending out care packages earlier than in previous years and it's already time to get started collecting items. Our Marines and soldiers in Afghanistan are in particular need of care packages this year. Many of them are in remote areas far from "chow halls" and established bases. Help us encourage them with support and care packages from home.

Date: Monday, August 10th

Time: 7:00pm

Place: Mamarita's Border Cafe 6602 Slide Road

See our list of needed care pack items here.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Adopt a Medic Raffle Kicks Off at 4th on Broadway

The United States Marines Open the 2008 4th on Broadway Parade.
Come on out to the 4th on Broadway parade this Saturday, July 4, 2009 and see us! I wanted to remind everyone about the Adopt a Medic mission of the Lubbock Marine Parents Organization, and let everyone know that we will be at the parade raffling a Nintendo Wii all day. Raised funds go exclusively to medics who are from West Texas or who sustain Texas troops.

Our combat medics and corpsmen need our help! Many of our deployed troops require a boost in their inventory of supplies. We try to supply them with everything from general healthcare maintenance supplies, to gear for major wound care. This September, there will be a group of 30+ medics deploying from our reserve center, in Lubbock, to bases all over Afghanistan.

I visited with these troops a few weeks ago and let me just say that they were an awesome bunch. They were glad to know that our community stands ready to help. I would like to call on each of you to come on out and buy a raffle ticket. Price are $10/1 ticket or $25/3 tickets. The winner will be announced during the Thanksgiving holiday and will also receive an Adopt A Medic polo. Again, these funds will go to support combat medics who will be in Afghanistan by the end of the year.