Lindsey Rogers said she and her husband, Jimmy—a Navy veteran—founded Boots for Troops in June 2015 to lift the spirits of deployed military personnel by sending them care packages, each including a new pair of boots.
“On the ship, mail call was like Christmas morning,” Lindsey Rogers said.
In total, the organization has sent 205 care packages to military members around the world, Rogers said.
Boots for Troops opened a new office on Wright Road in Magnolia in early March, which allows more space for care packages to be prepared. Rogers said about 15 packages can now be sent each month.
“We’re able to get our care packages out so much quicker,” she said. “It’s given us a place where people can come see us at work and come be a part of it as well.”
Boots for Troops also funds travel costs for select active-duty personnel to return home for holidays or emergency situations.
To raise funds, Boots for Troops hosts events, such as a Bets for Vets Casino Gala slated for May 20 in The Woodlands and its annual Concert in the Country fundraiser.
“When [troops are]reminded that somebody back home does care, it makes a world of difference,” she said.
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