SOCK-CESS

Socks for Soldiers brings in over 9,500 socks for soldiers

206252_627376393961373_845992830_n 1013163_10200895995873429_1467723384_n 382554_10200895993473369_958227471_nThe Socks for Soldiers program ended on July 10 and will now deliver sock donations to soldiers overseas. Rockland County participated in the program that supplements the Yarmouth Rotary in MA who then forwards care packages directly to troops stationed on the front lines of Afghanistan. The socks were sent out to areas so remote that boxes are often dropped in the desert by helicopter.

Kudos to Ellen Chorba (right) and Gina Nishanian (left) for their incredible work organizing Socks for Soldiers — 9,571 pairs of fresh socks going to our men and women overseas. Believe it or not, the federal government is stingy when it comes to providing socks and receiving a pair of socks “is like Christmas morning” to the soldiers.

Ellen Chorba, a Stony Pointer, organized the campaign and dozens of organizations and hundreds of individuals participated.