Friday, January 13, 2006

operation elf - connecticut fuel oil dealers are donating 30,000 gallons to military families!

this is decent news! (of course it would be MORE decent if ALL of our troops were home from iraq)

Heating oil dealers to donate 30,000 gallons to military families
(Hartford-AP, Jan. 12, 2006 5:06 PM) _ Connecticut heating oil dealers say they'll donate 30,000 gallons to the families of men and women serving overseas.
The Independent Connecticut Petroleum Association says it will increase its donation from 12,000 gallons to 30,000 gallons this year.
Governor Rell calls the pledge a truly magnificent gesture and one of the most helpful donations that could be extended to military families.
Executive director Gene Guilford says the association is also tripling the number of local heating oil dealers who are participating.
The Connecticut National Guard Family Program administers the donations.
Last year, the donations helped about 25 families of service members on active duty.
With more donations and more soldiers on active duty, the guard expects about 100 families will be helped this year.
More than 500 members of the Connecticut National Guard are currently deployed.
The heating oil donations are part of Operation ELF, a program to help the families of deployed troops.

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