Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Operation: Stand Behind Our Heroes


My family was rescued from war torn Bosnia by American Troops.  It saved our lives.” I am living the American Dream, and I still have the passion with which I left Bosnia to give back to the soldiers who freed us.  I have made it a goal to give back to the soldiers who freed us from the war-torn country and brought us to America. I sometimes know, as all of us do, I could do more when I see the yellow ribbon, “SUPPORT OUR TROOPS.” Often, I want to do something but am not sure what it is to do.

Tarik Saran – RANLife Loan Officer NMLS# 954153

OPERATION: STAND BEHIND OUR HEROES

Our troops stand behind the scenes, behind enemy lines, behind our values and beliefs that our great country has been founded on.  After hearing the inspirational story of our own employee, Tarik, we knew it was time to stand behind our troops and support them.  

Support How?

RANLife and our employees will be gathering and sending out care packages to our troops in Kuwait, Afghanistan, Spain and many other foreign countries that are in need of simple things we take for granted every single day. Please take the time and read over this list of items that our troops desperately need to fight for our freedom. Our goal is to send out 30 care packages to a unit in Afghanistan by March 31st.  Any help from our community is greatly appreciated!

What can YOU do to help?

There is a full list of items below that the soldiers and troops desperately need.  Please help us in gathering some of these items from your home, office, or a local store so we can meet our goal and get every solider a package of their own.  Items can be dropped off or mailed to: 

RANLife Home Loans 
268 W 400 S 
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

The troops also love Thank You cards.  It only takes a minute of your time but it makes their whole day. Send us a thank you message and we will pass it along to the troops.  



Please be a part of something great and take the time to gather anything you can send to our troops:
·         Soap
·         Baby wipes/small hand towels
·         Shower Gel
·         Razors/Shave Gel
·         Shampoo/Conditioner
·         Lotion (hand & body)
·         Cold Remedies/Headache meds/ Allergy Meds / Vitamins
·         Anti-biotic Cream / Gel / Ointment – like Neosporin.
·         Foot Powder
·         Q Tips (Used to clean weapons and ears)
·         Pipe Cleaners ( Used to clean weapons not pipes)
·         Mechanic Rags (used to clean weapons)
·         Dental Floss, toothpaste and toothbrushes – helps clean weapons as well.
·         Soft toilet paper
·         Zip Lock bags (all sizes)
·         Tobacco Products ( any kind )
·         Hot chocolate mix
·         Cup of noodles
·         Styrofoam cups for hot chocolate
·         Easy mac cups
·         Tuna
·         Antiperspirant/deodorant
·         Coffee
·         Creamer
·         Sugar/ Artificial Sweetener
·         Beef/Turkey Jerky
·         Breakfast Bars
·         Hard Candy
·         Chap stick
·         Cookies
·         Cotton Balls
·         Muscle Milk
·         Fiber Bars
·         Microwave Food Stuff
·         Drink Mixes (Gatorade, Crystal Light,& any other mixes you put in bottle water etc.)
·         Magazines (hunting, fishing, athletics – absolutely NO Nudity)
·         Microwavable popcorn
·         Nail Clippers

If you have any other questions about how you can help support our troops, please email us at info@ranlife.com 

Thank you and God Bless! 









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