Support Area Mission:
The mission of the Meet/Greet/Support/Communicate service area is to acknowledge the sacrifice and service of all military members by written words, verbal thanks, goods shipments, and donations to military charities. And, to promote community awareness and encourage local participation in Support Our Troops activities that honor our military men and women.
To accomplish the goals and objectives of the Support Area Mission we have broken our mission into seven (7) service areas:
- Shop, Pack and Send
- Written Communications to our troops
- Homeland Support of our troops
- Board of Honor
- Maintain a Roster of relatives of Robson Ranch* residents serving in the military
Shop, Pack and Send
Each month volunteers are organized to purchase goods to be packaged and then shipped to overseas military personnel who are related to Robson Ranch residents.
Written Communications to our troops
Each month Support Our Troops volunteers send the following written communications to military members related to Robson Ranch residents:
Notes of cheer and encouragement to service men and women overseas.
Notes of cheer and encouragement to stateside military personnel
In addition to the monthly mailings, in November of each year, volunteers send Christmas cards to all Robson Ranch family military members. Included in the cards sent to stateside military members is a check for $100.00. Checks are not sent to military members overseas because they receive a Christmas shipment of goods.
Homeland Support of our troops
Homeland support involves gathering information about various charitable organizations and non-governmental agencies which provide aid and assistance to our returning active duty soldiers and veterans (of all services) and their families. As donated funds become available to Support Our Troops they are proportionally allotted to the following military charities and priority areas as recommended by the Meet/Greet/Support/Communicate Committee and approved by the executive board of Support Our Troops:
Board of Honor
Volunteers maintain two Boards of Honor with pictures of military men and women who are relatives of Robson Ranch residents.
Volunteers maintain a scrapbook that contains photos, thank you notes, news articles and other memorabilia.