Jerry Harmon, Houston volunteer area manager for Operation Interdependence, shows a flag the chapter received in appreciation for their efforts. The flag was sent from the US troops at Vdairi Army Airfield in Kuwait where it was flown over the base. Boxes that have been packed and are ready for shipment line the wall at right.
A room full of volunteers gathered March 7 to help organize items the ATA America's Road Team Captains delivered. At left is Team Captain Steve Eckhoff, a former Marine, who with co-driver Frank Silio delivered items to the Operation Independence project in Houston.
Frank Silio (left) of Covenant Transport Inc and Steve Eckhoff of Hogan Transports Inc, members of the ATA elite Road Team, drove from Myrtle Beach SC, where they loaded unused supplies left over from the Southeast Petro-Food Marketing Exposition, to Houston TX for the local chapter of Operation Interdependence that prepared the items for shipment to the military.
David Wilbanks (left) and Bob Schleider, volunteers in the Operation Interdependence chapter office in Houston, help unload the ATA Share the Road trailer.
Kim Pieri and her daughter, Payton, volunteers from the Houston Yellow Rose chapter of the National Charity League, begin inspecting and sorting items that will be packaged and shipped to troops.
Jerry Harmon, Houston volunteer area manager for Operation Interdependence, and her husband, Richard, put in plenty of elbow grease to see that our military men and women in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other remote areas aren't forgotten.