Texas CU Leads 'Adoptaplatoon' Venture
Indeed, the Rio Hondo teacher and executive director of AdoptaPlatoon, whose work since last year has been featured on CNN, written up in scores of local newspapers and has Dept of Defense blessing, lauded Fort Worth Community Credit Union for taking the lead in organizing care shipments and "Moms Across America" letter writing.
"Fort Worth Community Credit Union is proud to support the men and women who are serving our country," said Richard Howdeshell, president/CEO of the CU. "The members and employees of FTWCCU have generously donated items needed by our troops, and have included personal letters of encouragement and support to our soldiers stationed in Iraq."
The most recent shipment of 112 boxes, including shampoos, lotions, toothbrushes plus cookies, crackers and popcorn, was sent to an "adopted" 54-member platoon stationed in Taji, Iraq. Another shipment is slated to go out at the end of this month. FWCCU latched on to the military charity more than a year ago, adopting its first platoon in Afghanistan in December 2006, said Jamie Girot, assistant vice president.