The employees of Papp Iron Works dug deep into their pockets and on Wednesday May 23rd presented Rod Hirsch, Executive Director of Operation Shoebox of NJ, a check for $2,000.00. “This donation couldn’t have come at a better time” said Rod Hirsch, “We have some many donated items but were lacking the funds to pay for the shipping costs and now our prayers are answered”.
Papp Iron Works had previously adopted 2 soldiers, one the son of a subcontractor serving in Iraq and the other, the daughter of a Client’s Project Engineer serving in Afghanistan. “We wanted to show our service men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan that they are not forgotten and that we appreciate their service to our country” said Allan Papp, President of Papp Iron Works. Allan Papp stated that a majority of its 85 employees participated in the fund drive.
Operation Shoebox New Jersey, founded in February, 2005, is an all-volunteer grass roots organization dedicated to collecting donated supplies and shipping care packages to U.S. troops based in Iraq, Afghanistan and other Middle East countries.