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.
June 29, 2007
Support Our Heroes Collecting Contributions
As summer temperatures approach the 100-degree mark and many find it unbearable, New Windsor resident Luz Mercado can imagine how much hotter it could be.
Mercado has gotten a first-hand account from her son, Marine Sgt. Luis Mercado Jr., of temperatures known to reach nearly 140 degrees in Iraq.
Thanks to organizations such as Support Our Heroes, founded by Mercado, U.S. soldiers fighting in a foreign land can count on receiving care packages that include the bare necessities as long as contributions allow.
Items often taken for granted, such as socks, wipes, Q-tips, toothpaste, feminine toiletries, energy bars and drinks, are among the most useful.
To find out more about this organization, call 569-9450. Contributions can be sent to: Support Our Heroes, c/o Luz Mercado, 18 Windsor Square Drive, New Windsor, NY 12553.
Ricardo Rios, Jr.
Navy - Since 1989