During the month of February, Bruner employees came together to gather donations for Josh Hughes, a service technician for Bruner, and his unit currently serving in Afghanistan.
“The response from Bruner employees has been impressive,” said Renna Schafler who organized the effort, “and the encouragement I have received from the places I went to help make this happen was humbling.”
The thirty-seven soldiers will receive multiple boxes containing the following items and then some:
- Baby wipes
- Book lights (donated by Staples)
- Safety glasses
- Candy and gum
- Plastic storage bags
- Body wash
- Books (sold at a reduced rate by a local Half Price Books store owner)
- Fire-proof gloves (donated by Air Gas)
- Pen and paper (donated by Staples)
This effort was so successful in part because of the generosity of Bruner employees, the great community support we received, and a few great coupon-clippers. Bruner employee’s Renna Schafler, Leslie Brungarth, LeeAnn Lynn, and Sarah Campbell combined efforts and used their coupon-savvy to turn an $85 donation into $300 worth of items to be sent overseas.
“The feeling of pride has washed over me countless times during this experience,” said Schafler. “To know we are supporting our troops and one of our own coworkers in the way we have is extraordinary.”
A huge thanks to all that contributed!