The staff at Lincoln Savings Bank, led by VP/Trust Officer Julie Versluis recently sent supplies to U.S. troops in Afghanistan. The supplies arrived in Afghanistan on April 10, 2012, to a very grateful group of heroes. Staff Sergeant Ryan Wienhold posted two messages on Facebook upon receipt of the supplies.
The first message from SSG Wienhold was posted on April 10, and read: "Want to give a huge shout out to Julie Versluis and Lincoln Savings Bank for all the care packages today! WOW! The look on the soldiers faces were amazing! Thank you guys so much for doing a donation to send us supplies and everyone liked the cards from the students! I will post a pic of some of us holding the supplies! We can't thank you enough for all the help and support!"
Julie, who has worked at Lincoln Savings Bank since 2005, has a personal connection to the military. Julie's son Trey, a 2011 graduate from Jesup High School, enlisted in the military upon graduation. SSG Wienhold is from Jesup and was Trey's recruiter. Julie organized a fundraiser at the bank and collected $600 in contributions along with material donations that were packaged and sent by other LSB employees with personal ties to the military.
VP/Trust Officer Julie Versluis packaging up some goods
When asked about the project Julie said, "I have been a supporter of our troops since the Gulf War. Today supporting our troops has a more personal meaning to me. I am proud to say my son defends freedom in the U.S. Army. Those men and women who sacrifice and serve to protect our freedoms deserve our respect and appreciation. Sending care packages and cards is just one way we can let them know how much we appreciate their service."
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