NFA, Class of 2001.
MARINE GYSGT LUIS A. MERCADO JR.
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Posted May. 22, 2017
New Windsor mom, Luz Mercado, started the foundation, ÒSupport Our Heroes, when her son Marine GYSGT Luis Mercado Jr. was stationed in Iraq and started to share items from packages his mom sent him to fellow soldiers who told him of some of the simple pleasures they were missing from home.
Lucy Mercado, New Windsor, is preparing to ship items to military service members as part of her foundation, Support Our Heroes. She supports three platoons in Afghanistan.
July 9, 2007
Monday, July 9, 2007 Three cheers
To Luz Mercado and Linda Harvey for supporting the troops in Iraq. Mercado runs the Support Our Troops Foundation which ships packages to two platoons in Iraq - one is an Army platoon and the other a Marine Platoon. Harvey has worked with Mercado in the past and now sends packages on her own. Both women have sons who are serving long tours in Iraq.
Luis Mercado Jr. is in the Marines, and Matthew Harvey is in the Army. Mercado sends food items that won't melt, such as energy drinks, energy bars and potato chips. Harvey received a donation of Girl Scout cookies from the Brownies who meet at the Suffern pre-school where she works. "It's a connection to home where things are normal," Harvey said.
Contributions can be made to "Support Our Heroes" c/o Luz Mercado 18 Windsor Square Dr., New Windsor NY 12553. For more information, go to www.supportourheroes.net or call Luz Mercado at 845-569-9450.
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