Soccer team members collected beef jerky and cash donations from the Eureka community and at local sporting events in an effort to support troops defending our country in overseas deployments. Beef jerky is an item the troops particularly look forward to receiving from home.
“I think it's pretty cool that we can do something as a community to help out our troops who are fighting for us,” said Justin Armfield, High School Junior and captain of the Eureka Soccer Team. “It's also pretty awesome that we can hopefully brighten a troop member’s day with a gift from home! It's truly amazing.”
“The whole community is behind this effort and they look forward to it in the fall. The boys on our team love doing it. We appreciate Husky’s generosity for shipping the jerky to our troops,” said Eureka Soccer Coach Gary Schneider.
The jerky was shipped in 31 boxes using Husky Corporation logistical resources that transport the company’s industry leading fuel nozzles and accessories to locations all over the world.
The beef jerky drive has special meaning for Husky Corporation President Grenville Sutcliffe, who was an Army Special Forces first lieutenant who received the Purple Heart. Mr. Sutcliffe's son Cliff is a Marine Corps major who flies Harrier combat aircraft and son-in-law Dr. Tyson Becker is an Army lieutenant colonel and surgeon. Both have served overseas deployments.
“This is a terrific effort by the team. I was in Vietnam. When we would receive surprises like this, it really made our day. To me this is just great and we can’t thank the Eureka Soccer team enough,” Mr. Sutcliffe said.
The beef jerky will be sent to troops deployed in Afghanistan who have connections to local communities.
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For 66 years, Husky Corporation has served as a trustworthy guide, developing breakthrough, American-made fuel nozzles, safe-t-breaks, and accessories, plus relentlessly providing the most dependable customer service in the industry. Headquartered in Pacific, Missouri (in the metro St. Louis area), Husky is committed to provide petroleum-dispensing products that meet or exceed our customer’s expectations and reinforce the fact that we are a reliable partner that is with our valued clients every step of the way. Husky continues to grow its reputation as a special-breed innovator with an acquisition strategy designed to add more products and services worthy of the Husky name. In addition to our legendary line of nozzles for vapor recovery, conventional fueling, truck and high volume, farm and commercial, and convenience stores, we now feature curb and farm hoses, oil lube products, plus aviation hoses.