Troop Box Ministries holds fund-raiser

Troop Box Ministries, an organization devoted to providing relief and making the lives of American men and women fighting for our country overseas a little bit easier by sending them care packages from home, held its annual bluegrass and southern gospel music fund-raising concert at the St. Bernadette Church in Amelia March 24.

Attracting more than 200 people, this year’s fund-raiser collected close to $5,000; all proceeds and donations go towards helping send care packages to all our military men and women stationed around the globe.

“Troop Box Ministries is committed to doing whatever it takes to support our troops stationed all over the world,” said founder Diana Lawrence. “We send care packages and letters every month and the wonderful feedback that we get from our soldiers has been extraordinary.”

Started in early 2001 by Diana Lawrence and her sister Jean Johnston (they had no official name at that time), Troop Box Ministries is a not-for-profit organization that began as a small effort out of their family garage. It has grown over the years and branched out into many other areas, expanding its mission of sending our troops needed items.