Letters: OPERATION HOMEFRONT A SUCCESS
Thursday, September 24, 2009
We would like to thank John Denning, the C.O. from Dollar Tree, for the wonderful idea of Operation Homefront. Dollar Tree and VFW Post 3620 has given thousands of dollars in donations at Christmas for our hometown Gloucester City, including Toys for Tots in memory of Robert Dornbach. Everything collected was given to Mrs. Cleary to provide Christmas for needy children.
The program provided pens, pencils, crayons, markers, calculators, folders, notepads, book covers and more.
Thanks to the Dollar Tree cashiers, who persisted in asking for a dollar donation; the warm hearted customers who gave donations, and the managers and staff who boxed everything up for us to pick up.
Our crew was very small, but busy. Thanks Tom Farrell from the Delran VFW, special thanks to Ed Knicely, VFW Post 3620, who is our main man, along with all branches of Dollar Tree. Pick-up and deliveries were made by Ed Knicely, Charles Harding, Pat Rogers, Susan Stone, Todd Roberts and myself, Joanne Roberts. Also, thanks to Mary Murphy and Patricia Dooley for helping out after reading the article in the Gloucester City News.
Toys for Tots will be starting soon and we could definitly use your help. All donations went to Cold Springs School, Mary Ethel Costello School, Saint Mary’s Elementry, Saint John of God, VFW Post, and boxes were given to Channel 29 for their project “Stuff the Bus.”
Along with the Dollar Tree and VFW Post 3620, we will continue to do what we can for our home town. Thanks.
Ed Knicely and Joanne Roberts, Gloucester City
source Gloucester City News