We love working with the team at ILD (International Leak Detection). They travel the world over, working on the roofs of some of the world’s most famous buildings including the Mumbai Airport, the Empire State Building and the Vancouver Convention Centre. They are the experts who are called in to locate a rooftop leak before extensive damage can occur. For the last 20 years, the ILD team has spent a lot of time on myriad rooftops doing what they do best.
For many years, ILD has had a tradition at their annual general meetings in the spring to build something for the community. They literally build something together…one year it was tricycles given to disadvantaged families, another year teddy bears shared with local hospitals, and yet another, filling school backpacks with must-have supplies for kids from kindergarten to grade 5 who are living with a parent in a homeless shelter. They believe in supporting community.
Earlier this year they couldn’t gather the team for their annual general meeting so instead, when they held their recent ‘Tech Appreciation Day’, they undertook their latest build: care packages for U.S. troops stationed overseas in harm’s way. In conjunction with Operation Support Our Troops, they assembled over 100 Comfort and Care Packages. Each box is prepared for an individual military service member, sent at the request of a military person or their loved one, and each package is designed to be shared with 10-plus soldiers. Such a great way to bring joy to brave service men and women.
Operation Support Our Troops coordinates the procurement and shipment of donations of Comfort and Care Packages to troops deployed overseas. To date, they have sent over 2.1 million pounds of items, one 25lb package at a time! Boxes are filled with snacks, food, and personal items that soldiers may not be able to get from their PX, or that are just not the same as what they used to get back home. The care package contents are donated by individuals, organizations, corporations, churches and schools. Many of the boxes also include letters or drawings from community members.
It’s a pleasure working with the ILD team and we salute their community spirit!
We invite you to learn more about Operation Support Our Troops: www.osotamerica.org
Posted by: Maria