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Desert Angels

Miracle Box Packing Party

Making a difference, one box at a time!

Louise Downs of Metamora founder of Dessert Angels, Inc. in 2001.   And she is responsible for the shipment of thousands of boxes filled with a variety of needed items as well as words of encouragement to our troops overseas.  She was given the nickname “Desert Angel” by the thankful recipients.  These boxes were named Miracle Boxes in honor of Pfc. Joseph A. Miracle of Ortonville, MI.  He was killed in action in Afghanistan on July 5, 2007.  This young man is also the son of Glenn Miracle, a member of Oakland County Sportsmen’s Club.  If you know someone who is serving overseas and would like them to receive a Miracle Box, contact the club office with their name and address so that they can be added to the list.

Suggested items for packing party.......

Breakfast/granola bars, pop tarts, dried fruit, jerky, crackers, nuts, snacks, cookies, canned or packaged tuna or meat (no pork), fruit snacks peanut butter, candy gum, instant oatmeal, ramen noodles, instant soup cups, mac and cheese, dry beverage mixes, coffee-ground or instant, coffee creamer, tea bags.

Miscellaneous items:  Foot care items, skin care (soap, lotion, shampoo, wet wipes, stick deoderant), toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouth wash, lip balm, women's personal hygiene items, phone cards, note pads, pencil, pens, sun block, blank greeting cards, travel pillows, pillow cases and Ziploc bags (all sizes). NOTE: No aerosols of any kind.

Letters from the troops....

From:  Rathsburg, Daniel G MSG MILUSA 405th Civil Affairs S9 NCOIC


Hello Oakland County Sportsman Club,

I am a member of the club along with being a service member serving with the Army in Afghanistan. (more...)



From: Christine Gunderson

Dear Oakland County Sportsmen's Club,

The USO in Bagram just wanted to say thank you for your kind donation to our troops!  They are so appreciative of anything you send and your thoughts, efforts and kindeness go much much much further then you realize! (more...)



From:  SSG Jeff Holman

Hello, just got a care package from your organization and wanted to say thank you. It means a lot to us that people are thinking of us serving over here. (more...)


From:  ISAF NU COMKAF Brian Foor

Dear Oakland County Sportsmen's Club. Good evening from Kandahar Air Field (KAF) in Afghanistan. Just received you package of "Christmas Goodies" and what a treat for all!!! (more...)