Operation Sweet Tooth

May 22nd @ 9:20 am in Local Events, News by Bee

OPERATION SWEET TOOTH IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, IN MONTROSE COLORADO, THAT SENDS SUPPLIES TO OUR TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN AND KUWAIT AND TO THE INJURED IN MILITARY HOSPITALS IN GERMANY. SUPPLIES INCLUDE CANDY, ELK JERKY, BOOKS, MAGAZINES, COOLING BANDANAS, PERSONAL TOILETRIES, BIBLES, SOCKS, PEANUTS, BABY WIPES AND MUCH, MUCH MORE. SCHOOL SUPPLIES HAVE ALSO BEEN SENT TO OUR UNITS TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO SCHOOLS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN THAT HAVE BEEN BUILT BY THE U.S. MILITARY.  OPERATION SWEET TOOTH HAS SENT OVER 200 TONS OF SUPPLIES TO THE TROOPS OVER THE LAST NINE YEARS. THESE SUPPLIES GO DIRECTLY TO INDIVIDUAL CONTACTS IN UNITS, NOT JUST IN THE PIPELINE. REQUESTS ARE MADE FOR CERTAIN NEEDED ITEMS FROM THE CONTACTS AND THEN THEY ARE SHIPPED. ALL DONATIONS ARE USED FOR SUPPLIES AND POSTAGE. POSTAGE COSTS AVERAGE $30,000.00 PER YEAR.  OPERATION SWEETTOOTH IS A 501C3 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION. THE GOAL OF OPERATION SWEETTOOTH IS TO PROVIDE HOPE AND SUPPORT FOR SOLDIERS WHO MAY NOT RECEIVE THAT FROM HOME.

9TH ANNUAL OPERATION SWEET TOOTH RADIOATHON     ♦     STARTS FRIDAY, JUNE 21ST   7:00AM ON KUBC      ♦       GOAL – $50,000.00 

♦ JIM KERSCHNER WILL BE ON THE AIR LIVE FROM 7:00 AM UNTIL 10:00 PM EVERY DAY UNTIL GOAL IS REACHED. HE WILL NOT LEAVE THE STATION UNTIL THE GOAL IS REACHED.  IF CALLS ARE COMING IN BEYOND 10:00 PM HE WILL CONTINUE LIVE ON THE AIR. 

♦ THE RADIOATHON WILL INCLUDE LIVE INTERVIEWS WITH GUEST PERTAINING TO OPERATION SWEET TOOTH, PHONE CALL-INS FOR PLEDGES, ENTERTAINING CONVERSATION AND PATRIOTIC MUSIC ALONG WITH JIM’S OWN COLLECTION OF MUSIC. 

♦ PLEDGES CAN BE MADE BY CALLING 249-5800, BY STOPPING BY THE STATION AT 106 ROSE LANE IN MONTROSE OR BY SENDING A CHECK TO OPERATION    SWEETTOOTH…106 ROSE LANE…MONTROSE, CO 81401. 

♦ PLEDGES OF ALL AMOUNTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. ALL DONATIONS ARE SIGNIFICANT. 

OPERATION SWEET TOOTH IS A NON-PROFIT LOCAL ORGANIZATION SOLELY OPERATED BY 72 YEAR OLD MARTA TAYLOR. HER PURPOSE IS TO SEND SUPPLIES TO OUR TROOPS IN IRAQ, AFGANISTAN, KUWAIT, KOSOVO AND GERMANY. MARTA’S CONTACTS ARE INSTRUCTED TO GET THE ITEMS TO THE WOUNDED FIRST.  SINCE SEPTEMBER 2003, MARTA HAS SENT OVER 200 TONS OF SUPPLIES.  THE LIST OF SUPPLIES INCLUDES;   CANDY – ELK JERKEY – POPCORN – PRETZELS – APPLE SAUCE – PUDDING MIX – JELLO – BUG SPRAY – FOOT POWDER- COOLING-BANDANAS – DEET WET WIPES – BASEBALLS – BASEBALL GLOVES – VOLLEYBALLS – FOOTBALLS …ETC. LOTIONS, FOOT POWDERS, SHAMPOOS, SOCKS, BIBLES, MAGAZINES, NUTS, COOL AID, JELLY BEANS, AND MANY OTHER ITEMS UPON REQUEST.  PRODUCTS ARE SENT TO THE COMBAT SUPPORT HOSPITALS FOR THE WOUNDED AND TO UNITS IN THE FIELD. 

THIS YEAR OPERATION SWEETTOOTH WILL SPEND OVER $30,000 FOR POSTAGE AND SHIPPING COSTS.  ALL DONATIONS GO TOWARDS BUYING PRODUCT AND SHIPPING COSTS. THERE NEVER HAVE OR EVER WILL BE ANY SALARIES TAKEN FOR OPERATION SWEETTOOTH. OPERATION SWEETTOOTH IS A 501C3 NON-PROFIT.