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BVU participates in fan mail for the troops campaign

Thursday, October 5, 2000

All across the nation, individuals and families - in schools and churches, with campus groups, youth organizations, veterans groups and auxiliaries, and many other kinds of groups, including on military bases - are already writing fan mail to our troops at home and abroad for the Christmas 2000 Military Mail Campaign.

The Office of Community Service at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake participated in the most recent campaign. Their effort was coordinated by Margaret Baker and Angie Gronborg earned a certificate for preparing more than 25 cards and letters. They were the number two college in Iowa and in the top 20 nationally.

"We know that U.S. Troops across the nation and around the world appreciate the fan mail they receive," said G.B. Wiser, executive director of the program.

Mail from all over the nation is sent to Friends of Our Troops headquarters, where it is thoroughly mixed, then made up into well over 1,000 packages of mail to be sent out. "The packages range in size from just a handful for small units up to several thousand for an entire base or one of the Navy's large ships," said Wiser. "This helps to get an appropriate amount of fan mail to all those places."

Read the rest of this story in the 10/5 Pilot Tribune.