Family Readiness Group receives phone cards from local church members
August 7, 2008
By Josh Voight
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - On Aug. 7, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT) welcomed a special guest.
Martha Mosley, a member of Lakewood Baptist Church in Huntsville, visited SMDC/ARSTRAT headquarters to donate 40 550-minute phone cards to the Family Readiness Group for deployed SMDC/ARSTRAT Soldiers.
Accepting the phone cards on behalf of SMDC/ARSTRAT were Maj. Pamela Tingle and 1st Sgt. Petey Smith from Headquarters and Headquarters Company.
"I read an article (about troop donations) and decided that this was something our church could do to help our service men and women," said Mosley. "My husband was in the military and my son is in the Air Force, so the military is in my blood."
Jimmy Norles, program manager for access control at SMDC/ARSTRAT, attends Lakewood Baptist Church and helped arrange for the special delivery by Mosley.
In addition to the donation of the phone cards, each card is inside a sealed envelope and contains a special handwritten message from individual members of the Lakewood Baptist Church congregation.