Mule Creek State Prison Goes R.E.D. to Support our Troops!

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Prior to the holiday season, MAF was contacted by staff members from Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) here in California with a program they had developed to show their support for our troops.  According to MCSP spokesperson Sandra, “Our MCSP staff wanted to have a way to send care packages to our deployed troops while at the same time showing our support in a meaningful way.”

With that goal in mind, a staff member at MCSP designed a special shirt for the staff at MCSP and their family members to purchase and wear on Fridays, called R.E.D shirts that not only showed their visible support for our troops but also raised the funds necessary to send a whopping $3,200.00 in care packages to our troops!

 

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Mule Creek State Prison Goes R.E.D. to Support our Troops!

Prior to the holiday season, MAF was contacted by staff members from Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) here in California with a program they had developed to show their support for our troops.  According to MCSP spokesperson Sandra, “Our MCSP staff wanted to have a way to send care packages to our deployed troops while at the same time showing our support in a meaningful way.”

With that goal in mind, a staff member at MCSP designed a special shirt for the staff at MCSP and their family members to purchase and wear on Fridays, called R.E.D shirts that not only showed their visible support for our troops but also raised the funds necessary to send a whopping $3,200.00 in care packages to our troops!

So what are the R.E.D. shirts exactly? R.E.D. stands for (Remember Everyone Deployed) and that is exactly what MCSP has done through their awesome fund-raising program.  Thanks to MCSP, over 125 waiting troops will benefit from great care packages full of awesome goodies like coffee from our partners at Rogers Family Coffee and sweet treats including cookies, candy and premium jerky not to mention lots of great personal care items and sturdy, warm boot socks to protect the feet of our hard working troops.

According to Sandra, “100% of the profits were given to M.A.F. Care Package Program!”  MCSP staff really believes in our mission and the importance of supporting our troops.

”These men and women who are deployed overseas serving our country need to be reminded how much we not only care and appreciate them, but we are humbled at their courage and are thinking about them daily,” stated Sandra who went on to add “It was easy for us to develop our contribution method and was rewarding to see our staff and community come together as a team and create a very lucrative donation.”

Move America Forward was honored to have members of the MCSP staff drop in to present us personally with their contribution and to pitch in while they were there. The representatives for MCSP assured us they would be honored to participate in another drive of this sort in the future which is great news for us and for our many waiting troops.

When asked about their experience with working with MAF, Sandra was very gracious in saying “On behalf of MCSP, we are grateful for the opportunity to come together as a whole to contribute to the support of our troops overseas.”

Here at MAF we are always looking at ways to help our supporters with special programs they may want to implement in support of our troops, so if you have a program like this or an idea of your own, please contact Scott Raab, MAF’s Outreach Director, at [email protected]

Thanks again to all the staff and family members of Mule Creek State Prison who took the time to support our troops through their R.E.D. shirt program!

 

March 2017 Newsletter