Name: Vincent Maffia
UL Employee: Christine Walsh
While deployed to Iraq in 2005, my aunt, Christine Walsh, submitted my name to the Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon (AaSP). Two weeks later a rather large box arrived with snacks, sundries, letters, some great Unilever products and even a DVD. There was enough stuff in the box for my entire unit. The boxes kept coming every other month or so, each better than the last. The love and support from Unilever and the AaSP helped not only me but also my entire unit hold our heads a little higher.
Name: William Phillips
UL Employee: Alan Krutchkoff
The support that Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon and their partners provide for those in combat is absolutely unbelievable. During my recent deployment, I repeatedly saw the direct impact that this selfless organization had on the morale of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and civilians! The value to military personnel, knowing that the America people strongly support them, cannot be understated and the Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon demonstrates that support everyday. Thank you for all that you do!
Name: Luis Delgado
Worked At: Unilever Best Foods IT
It wasn't until I joined the USS Nimitz that I truly learned what solitude and disconnect feels like. The need to remain invisible required the loss of communication outside and inside the ship. Every few days though, the C-2 Greyhound would land on the Nimitz and deliver its bounty of support from the Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon. Your support helped make our jobs possible. And I just want to take a moment to thank all the folks at Unilever for that.
Name: Philip Chavis
UL Employee: Harry Chavis
I think the support that is given by Unilever and the Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon is the greatest support effort that I know of anywhere. My son is on his 3rd deployment and has commented to me how much he and his fellow soldiers appreciate the goodies they receive. I just want to thank Unilever and the Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon for all they do for our troops overseas. I am glad to be a part of such an organization!
Name: Molly Judge
UL Employee: Kelly Downey
My sister asked me if my Navy Medical Unit wanted to be sponsored by a friend from Unilever who was helping soldiers. I told her yes. Little did I know how much it would mean! First there was stuff for us ladies, like lotion, shampoo and other goodies. Then boxes came for our soldiers, full of games, CD’s, pillows and other items. We loved handing things out and seeing their faces light up as they realized people at home were thinking about them. It made us so happy to bring so much joy to people who really deserved it.