Paraco Gas Donates to Give2TheTroops

Dec 14, 2012, 09:00 ET from Paraco Gas Corporation

RYE BROOK, N.Y., Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Paraco Gas recently partnered with nonprofit organization Give2TheTroops in an effort to help show support for American soldiers who are currently deployed overseas. Turning each of its branch offices into donation centers, the company was able to collect almost half a ton of donated items, along with over $5,000 in financial contributions, to send to the troops.

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Donated items included handmade cards, banners, seasonal decorations and candy, Nerf footballs, wiffle bat and ball sets, DVDs, CDs, hats, gloves, blankets, sheets, snacks and more. A number of local organizations, including Boy Scout troops, Girl Scout troops, youth baseball teams and community service clubs, contributed with personalized banners and notes thanking troops for their protection and service.

Paraco Gas Regional Manager Bill Harris served as the coordinator for collection and drop-off