CCC comes together for care packages for troops overseas


CCC instructors Sandie Dihlmann (left) and Jennifer Jameson recently delivered several care packages to troops stationed overseas this holiday season.


Flagstaff, Ariz. -- CCC Math Instructor Jennifer Jameson's husband Duane is a Warrant Officer in the U.S. Army and is currently on deployment in the Middle East. 


During his deployment, he visited several remote locations with U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria. The living conditions are harsh, and the small necessities of life are often lacking.


Jameson, along with English Instructor Sandie Dihlmann and students from the CCC Beta Gamma Chi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society held a drive to collect some of those necessities of life. And last week, they sent off 14 care packages to the troops in those remote locations.


"We thought it would be really nice for them to get those supplies," Jameson said.


Items donated by CCC staff, faculty and students included shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, snacks and condiments. CCC employees also filled out "thank you" cards to send along.


In total, the effort brought in 107 pounds of donations to be mailed to the troops! The shipping cost was paid for by CCC employees and students who contributed to the PTK nacho sale. According to Jameson, the amount raised was "amazingly" the amount of money needed to ship the packages.


"Thank you so much to CCC employees," Jameson said. "The CCC community really came together for the drive."


The drive was part of the PTK "Honors in Action" project, Dihlmann said.


“Beta Gamma Chi is making CCC veterans a priority as the focus of our Honors in Action project this year,” Dihlmann said. “Our goal is to educate the community on the challenges and obstacles veterans face once they have completed their tour of duty. In doing so, we hope to be better equipped to help the men and women who serve our country.”


Dihlmann added, “Beta Gamma Chi appreciates all of the generous support, time and gifts we have received to help provide for our community. We have the most philanthropic employees in town.”



Tuesday, 12th December 2017

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