Brundidge VFD seeking support for local soldiers

Published 11:00 pm Friday, December 20, 2013

The Brundidge Volunteer Fire Department has one of its own serving with the 1103rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB) in Afghanistan.

The volunteer firefighters are looking for assistance in providing needed items for him and other members of the 1103rd CSSB.

“George ‘Duck’ Sneed is serving our country and has always been eager to protect his hometown and community when called,” said Glenn Adkins, fire chief. “The Brundidge Volunteer firefighters want to send boxes of needed items to Duck, to Jonathan Troesch, who is also from our community, and to members of the 1103rd who don’t have family to send them items.”

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Sneed was recently promoted from Sergeant First Class to Master Sergeant.

For some members of the 1103rd, this is their fourth overseas deployment.

Adkins said there are many soldiers serving in Afghanistan who never receive packages from home and these gift boxes let them know that there are those who appreciate their service to country.

“We are asking for donations of items that have been requested by our soldiers or monetary donations to purchase these items,” Adkins said. “Monetary donations will also help pay for shipping the boxes of items to the soldiers.”

Among the items requested are lip balm, washcloths, toothpaste and brushes, eye drops, deodorant, hand sanitizer, shaving cream, razors, ointment, soap, shampoo, dental floss, Kleenex, Band-Aids, hard candy, crackers, cookies and, for these soldiers from the South, canned boiled peanuts.

“You may drop your donations off any time at the Brundidge Police Department,” Adkins said. “All donations will be greatly appreciated. We encourage everyone to help with these donations. It will mean a lot to the soldiers.”

For more information, call Adkins at 334-268-2068 or Charles Tuttle at 334-590-6394.