Al Nelwan Rides For The Troops - Atlanta, Ga.

HomeNurse Vice President Al Nelwan completed his service to his country as a West Point graduate and army infantry officer many years ago; however, that has not stopped his support of our country's veterans.

Al participated as a rider in a charity motorcycle ride called "Ride For The Troops." This annual event raises funds for a charitable organization called Operation Sandbox GA. The funds are used for the purchase, preparation, assembly, and delivery of
thousands of care packages and Christmas stockings, along with cards and
letters, to not only Georgia's troops but also the US troops of all
branches of the military stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Over 400 enthusiastic motorcyclists started the 50-mile ride in Conyers,
and were police-escorted throughout the beautiful countryside of Rockdale
and Newton Counties.

About Operation Sandbox.
Operation Sandbox GA Started in November of 2004 by co-founders Julie and Virginia Pearson. Julie saw a need to show support and appreciation to our military through letters and care packages when her finance’ went back to Iraq for his second tour. Virginia asked for support from their church family and received an overwhelming response. What started out as a one time project to send 32 extra large Christmas stockings, totaling 420 lbs to Julie’s fiancé's unit in Iraq, rapidly expanded. Not only was the response great from church members, but weeks later the project was being supported by other churches, the community, businesses, civic organizations and individuals. It was amazing to see the outpouring of love indicated by donations of money, time and items needed for our troops.

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