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Donations are always being accepted
via credit card through SoldiersAngels.org

Please mark or flag the donation as:

Washington-Spc. Aaron Aamot Drive
In honor of our local fallen hero;
SPC Aaron Aamot

 

HOLIDAY GIFT DRIVE in HONOR of our local Hero,
SPC. Aaron Aamot
Was completed Dec 1, 2009.
We shipped to Ft. Lewis over 115 large boxes
full of snacks, soups, candy, socks, CD's, Videos, Books, Magazines, toiletries, and wonderful letters.
We are proud of the effort that everyone supported and gave from their hearts.
We have also collected over $2500 dollars for purchase of items, such as phone cards.
Thank you everyone!

 

Special Thanks to:
Julie Morelli, of Soldgersangels.org, who organized the packaging
Kathy Bergman of Soldersangels.org


Peoples Bank
All branches, but special thanks to Folks from:
Peoples Bank , Troy Wills, Manager of Downtown Bellingham Branch
Peoples Bank , Jan Armstrong, Manager of Barkley Branch
Peoples Bank, Patty, Manager of the Guide Meridian Branch


KGMI
KGMI Radio, Jackie Cartier, Patti and Joe!
Joe & Patti of KGMI live broadcasted at Peoples Bank at 4183 Guide Meridian
November 30th from 8:00am - 11:00am
Thank you KGMI for providing your talent and time to such a wonderful cause

Ludtke Trucking, Chris Moran for helping package and delivery of items to Fort Lewis
Anderson Paper & Packaging for the drop off boxes and shipping boxes.

Debbie Dufrene, At Home America, Home Decorations and Gifts
LaserPoint Awards & Promotionals, Kathy and Randy Cross
Sharon Patrick, Tots-to-Teens Consignment Boutique


For more information:
[email protected]

 

 


Aaron Seth Aamot

Aaron Seth Aamot was born on April 12, 1987, in his grandmother's house on the Guide Meridian, Bellingham, WA. He was killed in action on November 5, 2009, in Afghanistan. Aaron was raised in Whatcom County on a small farm in Custer, WA. He was active in the Critters & Co. 4-H Club and the Ferndale FFA. The Whatcom Youth Fair and the Northwest Washington Fair were favorite events for Aaron. The attacks on September 11, 2001, gave Aaron the determination to serve his country in the armed forces. After graduating from Ferndale High School in 2006, he went to Basic Training in Fort Benning, Georgia. After being stationed at Fort Lewis, Aaron enjoyed his role driving a Stryker vehicle in the newly formed 5th Stryker Brigade. The 5-2 SBCT deployed in July 2009 to the area around Kandahar. Aaron was driving his Stryker on a patrol when it hit a buried explosive. He is survived by his parents, Mark and Julie (Hinds) Aamot of Custer; siblings, Matthew (Angela), Joshua, Nellie (Ricky) Huisman, Benjamin (Catrina); Dale; Ethan; and Daniel. Grandparents are the late Arnold Aamot and Charlotte (Reeck) Aamot of Bellingham, and William and Donna (McDougle) Hinds of Sedro-Woolley. Aaron was a devoted uncle to nephews Elijah, Samuel, Oliver, and Nathaniel, and nieces, Evelyn, Janett, Ella, and Catherine. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2009, at 1:00 PM, in the Ferndale High School Gymnasium. The public is invited to attend. A graveside service will be held at Haynie Cemetery immediately following. Those wishing to honor Aaron's memory and service may do so at any ICU branch where a fund has been started to benefit the 4-H Youth Programs in Whatcom County. Aaron's family also requests that the community keep the soldiers who are still in harm's way and their families in prayer. You may share your thoughts and memories of Aaron on the online guest book at www.molesfuneralhomes.com Moles Family Funeral Homes & Crematory - Ferndale


Aaron's Family regularly sent Aaron care packages, and his best friend Gary Gooch, was not so lucky to have so much support while they served together, Aaron shared his package. Aaron mentioned it to his mom, so she started to send items for him and his friend. Gary Gooch also lost his life in the same explosion as Aaron.
In honor of our soldiers, who work so hard for our freedom, we are asking for your help! 


We have over 4000 soldiers that are coming home to Ft. Lewis at the End of May.

Recommended Donation Items:

  • Please keep in mind that all food items must be in the manufacturer’s original packaging.
  • No HOME COOKED ITEMS - such as cookies etc., these will be tossed out because potential tampering
  • Ziploc bags make sure that potentially leaky items don’t make a mess
  • Religious items are boxed and shipped differently, and will go to the chaplin directly and not to individual soldiers in these packets.
  • Gift cards from families and kids are excellent

Food
Powdered Drink Mixes
(individual packets are best)
Cookies, crackers, pretzels
(in snack sizes)
Tuna in a pouch
Beef, chicken or turkey jerky
Cheese spread (no aerosol cans!)
Ramen noodles
Snack cakes
Gum
Nuts
Granola bars
Pop Tarts
Dried fruit
Trail mix
Pistachios
Raisins
Red licorice twists
Tootsie Rolls (both candy and lollipops)
Peanut butter Triscuits
Wheat Thins
Canned meats (no pork products)
Hard candy (individually-wrapped)

Sports Equipment
Baseballs
Baseball gloves
Soccer balls
Basketballs
Volleyballs
Squirt guns
Frisbees

Entertainment
AA & AAA batteries
Craft kits
Scrapbooking materials
Books (mysteries, action, drama, science fiction)
Magazines – new or nearly new
(sports, news, entertainment, travel, nature)
Playing cards
Small hand-held games
Crossword puzzles
CD's\DVD's

Hygiene Supplies
TOWELS
Toothpaste
Toothbrushes
Soap
Body wash
Shampoo and conditioner
Deodorant
Perfume

Miscellaneous
Blank cards
Stationary, paper
Pens
Letters
Ziploc bags (sandwich, qt., gal. sizes)


The Fall 2009 Gift drive:
Aaron's Family regularly sent Aaron care packages, and his best friend Gary Gooch, was not so lucky to have so much support while they served together, Aaron shared his package. Aaron mentioned it to his mom, so she started to send items for him and his friend. Gary Gooch also lost his life in the same explosion as Aaron.

Special Thanks to:
Julie Morelli, who organized the packaging
Kathy Bergman of Soldersangels.org

Anderson Paper & Packaging for the drop off boxes and shipping boxes.
Ludtke Trucking , Chris Moran for helping package and delivery of items to Fort Lewis
Peoples Bank , Troy Willis, Manager of Downtown Bellingham Branch
Peoples Bank , Jan Armstrong, Manager of Downtown Barkley Branch
Peoples Bank, Patti, Manager of the Guide Meridian Branch
Debbie Dufrene, At Home America
KGMI Radio , Jackie Cartier, Patti and Joe!
LaserPoint Awards & Promotionals , Kathy and Randy Cross
Sharon Patrick, Tots-to-Teens Consignment Boutique


Joe & Patti of KGMI will be broadcasting LIVE
from Peoples Bank at 4183 Guide Meridian
on the last day of the drive
November 30th from 8:00am - 11:00am
Thank you KGMI for providing your talent and time to such a wonderful cause.

Last Gift drive supporter and locations

  1. Tots-to-Teens Consignment Boutique , 1740 La Bounty Drive #2 (next to Cost Cutter), Ferndale, Hours: M-F 10a - 6p, Sat. 11a - 5p, Closed Sunday - (360) 383-0919 **10% off all proceeds from sales November 17-29 will be used to purchase items for Aaron's Regiment
  2. Bellingham Whatcom Chamber of Commerce , 119 N. Commercial Street, Suite 110, Bellingham, Hours: M-F 9a - 5p
  3. Ferndale Family Medical Center , 5580 Nordic Place, Ferndale - (360) 384-1511
  4. Hot Dogz Professional Grooming , 2054 Main Street, Ferndale - Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat 8a - 4p, Closed Sun & Thurs - (360) 312-9101


Begining April 5, 2010
Container boxes
where distributed
at the following
locations by
April 12:

These websites will accept credit card donations, there are many options for donating.
soldiersangels.org
whatcomhomefront.org

 

A
These were the drop off
Locations:


1333 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham
(360) 734-9811
Website ‎ - Directions

B
1401 12th St
Bellingham
(360) 650-1059
Website ‎ - Directions

C
4183 Meridian St
Bellingham
(360) 671-1303
Website ‎ - Directions

D
2900 Woburn St
Bellingham

(360) 647-4529
Website ‎ - Directions

E
1895 Main St
Ferndale
(360) 380-1014
located inside
Cost Cutter.
Website ‎ - Directions

F
418 Grover St
Lynden

(360) 354-4044
Website ‎ - Directions

G
200 E Main St
Everson
-
(360) 966-5884
Website ‎ - Directions

H
8071 Guide Meridian Rd # 101
Lynden
- (360) 318-0575
Website ‎ - Directions

I
1700 Front St
Lynden

(360) 354-3152
Website ‎ - Directions



Whatcom Fire
District
Locations:

FERNDALE:
Whatcom County
Fire District #7
drop points:

Station 41
2020 Washington St
Ferndale

Station 43
5368 NW Dr.
Bellingham
(Smith and Axton)

Station 46
6081 Church Rd.
Ferndale


BELLINGHAM
Station 21
(Geneva Station)
4518 Cable St
Bellingham
WA 98229

Station 22
(Sudden Valley)
2050 Lake Whatcom Blvd
Bellingham
WA 98229

Station 29
(West Lake Samish)
705 West Lake Samish
Bellingham
WA 98229



Please contact Becky Raney at:
(360) 738-4931
[email protected]

  1. We will need help putting the packets together
  2. Distributing posters - They can be picked up at Print & Copy Factory / 4055 Irongate Road
  3. Spreading the word on facebook: FACEBOOK SITE FOR SPC Aaron Aamot
    and other social media sites
  4. Spreading the word with friends and family and at work!
  5. Start a box at your work for co-workers and collect items and then drop off to any of the drop off locations

 


We would also like to list all of the local charities that are already supporting the troops and their families.
Please consider them all year long.

These two charities are helping us put this together:

Whatcom Home Front is a local Whatcom County organization that has been sending packages to soldiers from Whatcom County about five times a year since 2003. Keep them on your ongoing list of places to donate to all year long. You can also email them at [email protected]

Soldiers' Angels is a National Organization that makes it easy to "adopt" a soldier or submit your own so others can have a chance to contribute to them. Their motto is: "May No Soldier Go Unloved" with ongoing projects to help with.



Hi Krystal - Thank you!! The cards are so very nice!!!
KATHLEEN FINNSON


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