Island soldiers overseas need your generous help

The effort continues to support Island soldiers deployed in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere. Your donations are welcome, and they’re needed.

A longstanding initiative begun by Estelle Burnham of Edgartown, county veterans agent Joann Murphy, and Robert Pacheco of Reliable Market continues, and continues to need help from Islanders.

“Please,” Ms. Burnham writes, “it’s that time again to support our troops. When you donate, we send packages and mail to our soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq or wherever needed. The packages contain food, clothing, personal items, and other essentials — our way of saying thank you for keeping our freedom. We only wish we could do more.”

Please send donations to Estelle T. Burnham, RFD 140, 22 Mercier Way Edgartown MA 02539.

Call 508-627-9521 with questions. All contributions will be greatly appreciated. And, if you’d like a list of the mailing addresses of Island soldiers, Ms. Burnham and Ms. Murphy can provide it. Soldiers love to get mail from their Island home.