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Post Posted: Jun 6, 2005 1:54 pm 
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[center]June 1, 2005
By crowfeather
TSAC@pinecam.com[/center]

Press Release
Pinecam.com's TSAC reports on our mission, activities to date and near-future plans

BAILEY, Colorado - TSAC, the Troop Support Advisory Committee, is composed of participants in the internet based Pinecam.com community discussion forum who wanted to deliver tangible support to the troops overseas. Operating informally since 2003 and by formal organized agreement with a committee and committee chair since February of 2005, TSAC has pledged to provide moral, emotional and comfort support to active duty American troops. Our current efforts are directed toward support for units serving in Asia.

Last year, members of Pinecam.com provided support to the 45th Infantry Brigade until the unit returned stateside. We are currently supporting two adopted units; B Company 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment in Iraq and the 2nd Battalion 503rd Infantry Regiment in Afghanistan. TSAC has sponsored numerous successful fund-raising drives, shipped hundreds of pounds of goods to our adopted units in Iraq and Afghanistan, and have plans for major fund-raising efforts for the coming summer months.

In March, TSAC conducted a well-supported fundraiser (in the snow!) outside Safeway in Conifer, collecting several hundred pounds of materials and food items as well as cash donations. TSAC has to date shipped 1,243 pounds of support items to B Company in Iraq and 425 pounds to the 2/503rd in Afghanistan. All shipments included dozens of TSAC's specialty item, neck coolers. These are strips of fabric sewn into tubes. Each tube is stitched with pockets containing water-absorbing polymer "magic crystals" which absorb many times their weight in water. The water slowly evaporates, cooling the wearer for hours. Each cooler is reusable. The coolers are being produced by local TSAC members, in a dazzling array of camouflage prints, khaki and desert solids, the occasional yellow and, rarely, in patriotic prints. An active TSAC member who lives in Texas has shipped dozens of pounds on his own. TSAC is presently coordinating plans for a shipment in June.

We plan to conduct a fundraiser at Bailey Day on June 25th, where TSAC will have a presence at the Pinecam.com booth. Another fundraiser is planned for the Fourth of July weekend at a booth in front of the Conifer Safeway. We will be offering troop remembrance bracelets, "Support The Troops" magnets and a limited number of neck coolers for sale.

TSAC accepts community donations at any time. Locations of drop boxes, provided by supporting area business operators, are listed below. TSAC greatly appreciates the support and cooperation offered by these area merchants/business owners.

Drop-Off Locations in the Pinecam Area

The Bailey Country Store
149 Main St
Bailey CO 80421
(303) 838-2505

Sweet Fanny Adams' Tavern
57922 US Highway 285
Bailey CO 80421
(303) 816-2238

Loaf and Jug #66
9904 US Highway 285
Conifer CO 80433

Mauro's
25797 Conifer Rd
Conifer CO 80435
(303) 838-5707

The Little Store
2238 Shelton Dr.
Bailey CO 80421

The Little Log Store
6328 South Turkey Creek
Morrison CO 80465
(303) 697-0559

The Flume Offices
2138 County Road 64
Bailey CO 80421
(303) 838-4423


The Elk Creek Station
16940 County Road 126
Pine CO 80470
(303) 838-4450 J.W. Green Mercantile
17706 County Road 96
Buffalo Creek CO 80425
(303) 838-3587

Pine Country Feed
13581 Glen Dr.
(US Highway 285 at Pine Junction)
Pine CO 80470
(303) 838-5186

BJ Pack-N-Mail
10875 US Highway 285 # D203,
Conifer CO 80433
(303) 838-1266

Local Businesses: If you would like to be a drop-off location for donations, please contact the committee at
TSAC@pinecam.com


For questions about TSAC's organization and activities, please email TSAC@pinecam.com. To view our activities, please visit Pinecam.com on the internet.

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This release was emailed today to The Flume, The Canyon Courier, The High Timber Times, The Denver Post, The Rocky Mountain News, The Colorado Springs Gazette, Military.com, Associated Press and three newspapers in the vicinity of Ft. Hood. The format and numerous tips and suggestions on how to do this came from my own personal Public Affairs Officer/Consultant, my Coastie PAO daughter. As she told me, keep in mind that simply sending a press release is not a guarantee that it will be published, but we are hopeful. Lora at the Flume has already acknowledged and plans to publish it. Thanks, Lora.

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