Monday, September 15, 2008

Team 10th Mountain

Hi! I'm Fran from Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie. A few months ago, I had been talking with online friends about troops overseas, and wouldn't we love to be able to find a soldier and send him/her a goodie box, just as a show of support and thanks. Just a little morale boost and a taste of home. But we weren't sure how we would find the soldiers, not knowing any personally. Just days later, I saw a post on the Daring Bakers website from Susan. Is that fate, or what?! I immediately signed on and sent my package to the USS Abraham Lincoln. This month, for Round 3, it's my turn to be a host.
So, could YOU help me bake this time? Our soldier is Richard Martin and he is a member of the 10th Mountain Division- Army Light Infantry based out of Fort Drum NY. I have been told he has LOTS of soldiers he will be sharing with. I have been told these heroes could really use a morale boost - and an unexpected shipment of goodies could really be the ticket. Will it bring them home? No it won't. But it will remind them of it...and that's a really positive thing in such a negative place. Capt. Ballard (our Round One soldier) told Susan in an email that "I just hope these ladies know that they are doing a good thing. Even if it is 'just' baking cookies...". These guys are protecting our rights, our liberty, our freedom. The least we can do in return is share a few homemade cookies with them. If you are up for helping me support this group of soldiers stationed in Iraq, please send an email to
When I receive your email, I will respond with all the info you will need to ship to our guy Richard in Iraq.We will all ship our boxes at the same time - Beginning the week of Sept. 27th. If you get a free special APO Military Flat Rate box from the Post Office, the shipping should be very low for 1 large box. (Approx $12.95 or less). Please join the effort to support our troops!
Our team to date (9/23) includes:
Melissa - Lost Nation, Iowa
Courtney L
Mary - San Francisco, CA
Linda - San Diego, CA
Sandy - Jasper FL
Patty Z - Westlake OH
Joanne M - Westlake OH
Janet A - Chicago IL
Tonia O
Jaime P
Nayeli H
Martha S
Marca D
Jen C

1 comment:

Ingrid said...

Okay, Fran I'm in again! I'm gonna drop you a line here shortly!