Local 2195 Women's Committee Support Troops
By John Davis

The Local 2195 Women’s Committee in Athens, Alabama has been busy working on a project for our troops this fall. The Committee raffled off two tickets to the Alabama-Auburn game and made $1400. The Committee usually does some type of holiday assistance at Christmas and this year decided to do something for our troops. The group began collecting shoeboxes to mail personal items for our military personnel. The boxes were filled with candy, playing cards, shaving cream, shampoo, and personal items.

“We decided to do this to let our troops know that we are thinking about them this holiday season,” states Women’s Committee Chair Tammy Roberts. “We began collecting shoe boxes, then went shopping with the money we made from the raffle. Another item we collected was used videotapes. The troops have VCRs at many places, but they have few movies. We shipped 135 movies with our other shipments.”

The Women’s Committee received some assistance in the project as well. Local 2195 represents workers at the Delphi Automotive facility in Athens, Alabama. The Delphi Community Relations Committee heard about the effort and decided to donate the shipping cost to the project, allowing more money to be spent on items for the boxes. “This is a very good work and we thank the Local 2195 Women’s Committee for allowing us to participate in it,” adds Harry Fuller, Human Resource Supervisor and member of the Delphi Community Relations Committee.

“This holiday seasons thousands of our young men and women will be spending the holiday very far from home,” adds Local 2195 President Terry Scruggs. “Hopefully these packages will brighten the day of our troops and let them know the folks back home are thinking of them.”

The Committee recently mailed the first group of boxes to the troops. They will continue to collect items for another mailing in December. If you know of a service person that would like a box full of items this Christmas, contact the any member of the Women’s Committee or call the Union Hall and leave the name and mailing address as soon as possible.

A special thank you to the Local 2195 Women’s Committee and the Delphi Community Affairs Committee for supporting our troops.







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