Recently, employees at the Atlanta American Global Logistics office contributed to HeroBox, a non-profit organization that supports deployed American service members. This organizations focuses on providing physical and moral support for our heroes overseas. There are many ways to contribute to this organization. AGL sponsored two service members, a male and a female, through the myHero program. We sent them each a box full of goodies they had requested. They are appreciative of anything we send, but it is nice to be able to give them things they want that make them feel more at home. We also participated in the HeroDay program, which pairs groups/organizations/companies with deployed units.
AGL’s Assigned Unit from Stewart, GA
Our assigned unit is 140 soldiers strong from Fort Stewart, Georgia. They are Engineer Heavy Equipment Operators that are spread across Southern Afghanistan conducting construction and deconstruction missions. The boxes consisted of very simple items, that civilians like us, take for granted every day. We sent our assigned company a K-cup coffee maker with a variety of K-cups, protein bars, playing cards, activity books, chips, trail mix and gum. They had suggested a few items, so we wanted to make sure to provide those items, but we also included items that we thought they would enjoy. Everyone at the Atlanta AGL office loved participating in this project. As a group we took time to, shop for items, fill the boxes and bring the boxes to the post office, but it was rewarding to do so. We have already heard from the Captain of the 140 strong company and she said the boxes have been flowing in. Her company was very appreciative of the K-cup maker because theirs had recently broke. Just to hear how excited these soldiers are makes our day!!!