The Van Dorn Curtiss Support Our Troops Project
Van Dorn & Curtiss is pleased to announce Project Support Our Troops.
The goal of the project is to collect personal supplies needed by our New Hampshire and Vermont troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The requests are many and the need is great so we are proud and honored to do our part.
We started this project in memory of SPC Jeremy Regnier who was killed in Iraq in 2004. He is the cousin of our office manager Shelly Vizena and for some time now we wanted to do something in his honor.
As time has gone by, the sending of personal items to our troops overseas has dwindled yet the need has remained the same and has maybe even increased. So we thought this Project was timely.
We plan to work the Project in phases. The first phase is for the month of June 2010. In this phase we are sending postcards to all residents in neighboring towns including Lebanon, Hanover, Littleton, Lisbon, Bath, Monroe, Woodsville, Haverhill, North Haverhill, Pike, Piermont and Orford NH.
The postcard describes the Project, lists the items needed and drop off points. This information is reprinted below. Van Dorn & Curtiss is paying all costs including the cost of the mailings, the collection costs and the shipping and handling costs to send the packages to our troops.
At the end of June all the items and supplies donated will be picked up, packaged and sent directly to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
If the first phase of the project is successful, the second phase of the project will incorporate Towns in Vermont and additional Towns in New Hampshire.
Items and Supplies Needed By Our Troops
These are the items you can leave at the designated drop off points:
- Powdered Drink Mixes (individual packets are best)
- Cookies, Crackers, Pretzels (in snack sizes)
- Tuna in a Pouch
- Beef, Chicken or Turkey Jerky
- Ramen Noodles
- Snack Cakes
- Gum/Nuts/Granola Bars
- Dried Fruit Packs
- Trail Mix/Raisins
- Red Licorice Twists
- Tootsie Rolls
- Canned Meats (no pork products)
- Hard Candy
- Baseball Gloves
- Soccer Balls
- Squirt Guns
- Books (mysteries, action, dram, science fiction)
- Magazines - new or nearly new
- Small Hand-Held Games
- Crossword Puzzles
- Batteries AA & AAA
- Facial Cleansing Pads
- Moisturizing Lotion (unscented)
- Wet Wipes
- Eye Drops
- Lip Balm
- Body Wash
- Foot Power
- Stationary Paper
- Blank Cards
- Ziplock Bags (sandwich, qt., gal. sizes)
- T-shirts (white) Sizes L-2X (new)
- Socks (white)
Drop Off Points
Bath: The Brick Store
Hanover: Mascoma Bank (South Main St.)
Lebanon: Carter Community Building (CCB)
Littleton: Coin Company (employees only)
North Haverhill: Aldrich General Store
Orford: Van Dorn & Curtiss Law Office
Piermont: The Four Corners Store
Woodsville: The Party Store
For larger packages or for those who wish to donate but can’t get to a drop off point contact the Van Dorn & Curtiss Law Office toll free at 1-877-VAN DORN and we will arrange for pick up.
For anyone in the community who wants to get involved with this project, please get in touch with Ed Van Dorn at the number above or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our hope is to make this an ongoing community project.
Thank you all for your interest in the Van Dorn & Curtiss Support Our Troops Project.
SPC, Jeremy F. Regnier
Jeremy Regnier grew up in Agawam, Massachusetts then moved to Littleton, New Hampshire when he was a young teenager. Jeremy was the son of Shawn and Kevin Regnier. Since he was a young boy, Jeremy wanted to serve in the military like his father, his grandfather and his great grandfather. After he obtained his general education diploma, Jeremy joined the New Hampshire Army National Guard in 2000 then switched to active duty. He served a tour in Korea before going to Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Regiment and became a Bradley Fighting Vehicle Gunner. Jeremy was killed on October 13, 2004 when his vehicle drove over an improvised bomb on a road outside of Baghdad. Jeremy had planned a career in the military and wanted to become a Helicopter mechanic. Jeremy Regnier is a true fallen hero and by engaging in this project we hope to honor his memory.