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January 19

     We received a packet of thank you cards from a Fort Belvoir family. I wanted to share this one which reads...Thank you for providing my family a Christmas. We had a good day. Thank you Cape Cod and Merry Christmas.
     Trystin's dad is a wounded soldier at Fort Belvoir. His parents had told their 5 young children that there would not be gifts this Christmas. Then CCC4TT adopted this family for Christmas. Our policy has always been that the gifts we give these family come from the parents, Santa or what ever they celebrate. The kids do not need to know they came from us.
     Trystin's parents felt is was important for their kids to know that while their dad was injured there are kind people out there willing to help their family. They are trying to teach their children the value and importance of giving back. Amazing family, like many of our military families they are so humble and appreciative.
     I posted this because I want you to know just how much we are touching the lives of our military and their families. Thank you to everyone who donated to CCC4TT Operation Santa. Each of you helped to provide a Christmas to this family and 47 others. Together we can make great things happen.

February 7

     Harwich Quilt Ladies making patriotic quilts for Troops in the Spotlight. These quilts will be presented to our Vietnam Veterans. They are always in need of fabric so if you have fabric or batting you would like to donate, just let us know. They donate about 500 quilts each year, they are amazing women.

March 24

     Volunteers help assemble 300 care packages for our deployed troops at the Chatham VFW. In just over 3 hours all the care packages were done and everything was cleaned up. Many hands make light work. Thank you to everyone for helping and the Chatham VFW for hosting us. Special thank you to Carl and Ted from the VFW.

May 1

     We received this flag and certificate today from Major Joshua Shaver and his soldiers deployed in Iraq. We are honored to received this and plan to proudly fly it during our Troops in the Spotlight event in May. Thank you Sir for taking the time to send this to Cape Cod Cares for the Troops. Stay safe and know we are always here to support you and your soldiers, we are honored.

Good evening,
     It's now the first of May and we are still being showered with love from our friends back home. There was a delay in getting one of the boxes from you, but it was nice to have a late present a couple weeks ago in April. Thank you so much for the care packages that you all put together for the troops. We are a group of Air Force and Army troops stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan. I've attached a picture of us to put a face with a name. I canít express enough the gratitude that comes from my entire unit when we get a piece of home. Thanks again and may you all be blessed.

     SMSgt Murphy

 14th Annual Troops in the Spotlight

Sunday May 27th thru Monday May 28th

New England's Largest Memorial Day Weekend Event

Video Post Cards to the Troops

August 12

6th Annual Coffee & Cars to honor PFC Paul Conlon

 Hyannis Kmart Plaza. 8am - noon

 

     This event is in Honor of PFC Paul E. Conlon jr. This year especially, is tough for us because this marks the 10th year of Paul's passing. We would love for everyone to come out and celebrate his life with us. Share a story of him. All money is going directly to Cape Cod Cares for the Troops in Paul's name as usual. The money is used for so much for our Military Families.

     Please come help support us in his celebration. There will be music, 50/50 Raffle, Donuts/Coffee, Special Awards, and Dash Plaques for the 1st 50 that arrive. Also, for those who may want to write a note to Paul or a thought about him there will be a board that will be there in his memory that you will be able to share those thoughts on. This board will stay with our Family in the off season, and be on display at every event for our Troops, as a reminder of the Fallen but never forgotten. We are doing it a little different and asking a $5 donation per vehicle upon entering.

     For those who cannot make it but want to donate, please go directly to Cape Cod Cares for the Troops site and donate. They do so much for our Troops and they never forget the Fallen.

 

9th Annual SGT Mark Vecchione Rock Fishing Trip

August 26th

     SGT Vecchione was born and raised on Cape Cod, he was also the first military member KIA in Iraq. To honor Mark, CCC4TT and Rock Harbor Fishing Charters host a free day of fishing to Iraq or Afghanistan veterans.
Deep Sea Fishing Boats are filled with veterans, sent out for four hours of fishing and return for a BBQ Lunch at Brewster VFW. Families are welcome to attend the BBQ. Games for the kids, horseshoes, raffles and much more.

This is a great day of fishing and fun, where so many great memories are made.

September 24

 

10th Annual Canal Run for the Troops

Saturday October 6th 10am - noon
Buzzards Bay Recreational Park - Bourne, MA.
 

Many runners came out and showed their support for our troops at 10th annual Canal Run for the Troops honoring SSGT Stephen Sprague. 5K, 10K along the Cape Cod Canal. Walkers are welcome. There will be race day registration tomorrow starting at 8:30am.

Trash Bash 2018

October 12

| 3 RAYBER ROAD, ORLEANS | 5:30 TO 11PM If you haven't been, mark your calendars! If you've been, you know that this is the biggest and best trashy party you've ever attended! The 2018 beneficiaries of Trash Bash are Cape Cod Cares for the Troops.Dinner is generously donated by several local restaurants, live music with the Grab Brothers Band, the Cape Cod Beer trailer serving up some delicious brews, door prizes + TONS of fun, all for a good cause.

8th Annual Veteran's Appreciation Day

Cape Cod Harley-Davidson Pocassett, MA.

Saturday November 10th

       Great food (best chowder), lots of donations, Cape Country 104 fm is here thru 1pm, thank you for stopping in and showing your support for our deployed Troops.

November 10th

     Robert Kraft and the New England Patriots hosted 50 Vietnam Veterans for lunch and a ceremony go honor each veteran for their service. Cape Cod Cares for the Troops was honored to send seven local Veterans and their guests to this event. Congratulations to John Henderson, Charles Sooy, Jr., Michael Duff, Henry Donovan, Dennis Way, Douglas Dexter and Howard Moore. Thank you for your service to our country. Thank You General Pete Alyward and the New England Patriots for honoring our Vietnam Veterans.

November 19

      Each year Harwich Elementary School put together Gift Baskets to honor our local Veterans. CCC4TT has the honor of delivering these baskets to our local veterans. This year the school put together 38 Gift Baskets. This is an awesome way to honor our veterans and teach the students the importance of giving back. This is the 7th year Ms. McManamin and her class have organized this event.
     CCC4TT volunteers Jaime Sundby, Cynthia DesLauriers and Michelle DeSilva accepted the baskets which included a $10.00 Stop & Shop Gift Card from Lisa McManamin. Thank you Harwich Elementary School.

11th Annual Christmas Care Packages for the Troops

 November 24

     Hundreds of volunteers showed up to prepare and pack 1,200+ Christmas Care Packages which Cape Cod Cares for the Troops would ship the next morning to our deployed troops around the world. A BIG thank you to all who helped make this so.

 

 December 4

Gift Wrapping Party

Thank you to the staff of the British Beer Company of Sandwich, Hyannis, Falmouth, and Cedarville for participating in the 2018 Fort Belvoir Operation Christmas.

9th Annual "Operation Santa"

December 7 & 8

 This year we were able to again provide a Christmas gifts, and a dinner for our wounded warriors. Serving 43 families, 25 single soldiers, and their caregivers at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

 

December 15

     Proud to receive this citation from the Naval Sea Cadet Program. Their cadets have participated in Troops in the Spotlight for the last three years. Thank you Commander James McLoughlin for inviting us to your award ceremony. It was impressive.

December 18

Visited Ms. Lisa's kindergarten class a Provincetown Elementary School. They are a small but mighty class of ten with amazingly big hearts. They presented CCC4TT a box full of cards and letters for our care packages. Ms. Lisa has set us a letter writing table in their class and each day the kids choose to go there a draw a picture and write a letter to honor our deployed troops. I enjoyed meeting each of them and look forward to going back in February. Best part...they all sang me a song "You Are My Sunshine", today they were my sunshine!!!

December 22

Matt and Rebecca owners of the Nauset Grill presented CCC4TT a check from the sale of their Commander Burger (which is delicious). 10% of every Commander Burger was donated to us. If you havenít tried one, you need to go in soon as they close on the 28th, then open back up in March. Thank you Nauset Grill for supporting our troops.






Cape Cod Cares for Our Troops
P.O. Box # 1444 Harwich, MA. 02645
capecod4thetroops@comcast.net
(774) 216-9052