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Cigars for Troops - 2016 {COMPLETE}
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Posted 8/13/2016 2:50 PM (#679589)
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8th Annual Cigars for Troops Drive

It's that time of year again! Even though the holiday season is a couple months away, starting early will give everyone who wants to participate time to send a care package. Here are the previous years' threads:

2010 - http://www.cigargeeks.com/community/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=5894...
2011 - http://www.cigargeeks.com/community/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=9907...
2012 - http://www.cigargeeks.com/community/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1503...
2013 - http://www.cigargeeks.com/community/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=2560...
2014 - http://www.cigargeeks.com/community/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=2926...
2015 - http://www.cigargeeks.com/community/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=3519...

Historic Donations
2010 - 525 Cigars
2011 - 587 Cigars
2012 - 676 Cigars
2013 - 1,343 Cigars
2014 - 1,617 Cigars
2015 - 1,619 Cigars

The basic rules:

*The cutoff will be October 31st for getting packages/donations in the mail to me. This will allow me enough time to get them shipped and the soldiers receive them before the holidays.

*This is open to anyone, whether you are a vet or newbie. The more the merrier! This is your chance to get that coveted "Troop Supporter" badge.

*Send as many cigars as you would like. Even a fiver will make a difference. Cutters and/or matches would also be appreciated, as well as sealed pipe tobacco, pipes, pipe cleaners, etc. Please, no lighters – I’m trying to avoid any problems with USPS.

*Cigars with cellophane travel better. However, if you have cigars without cellophane, feel free to send them. Any donations of 5/6 finger bags is also appreciated.

*Packages can be drop shipped to me from vendors. Members have done this in years past with success.

*Please PM me for my mailing address and/or if you send a package. I'd like to avoid boxes sitting on my doorstep in case I'm traveling.

*I will keep a running list of those that have expressed interest along with if I received the package. If you commit to donating early on and decide it can't be done, no harm, no foul.

*Paul (SenorPablo) has generously offered to cover all shipping costs. Thanks Paul!

Last year, I created a virtual humidor with all the cigars. Depending on the response, I might do that again this year. For those of you who keep track of your cigars in the virtual humidor or excel, providing a list of the donated cigars when you send them helps a LOT in this effort.

One other note: if you know of a group deployed oversees, especially in an area of conflict, please nominate them by sending me a PM. We typically send 3-4 packages, so I'd like to spread the wealth.

As always, feel free to post any questions!
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Posted 8/13/2016 3:02 PM (#679592 - in reply to #679589)
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Thanks Nathan for organizing again, and thanks to Paul for covering shipping

I'll definitely be sending some your way

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Posted 8/13/2016 4:34 PM (#679598 - in reply to #679589)
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Posted 8/13/2016 4:49 PM (#679601 - in reply to #679589)
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Posted 8/13/2016 5:26 PM (#679603 - in reply to #679589)
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I will definitely do a bit of shopping and send some along.
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Posted 8/13/2016 5:45 PM (#679605 - in reply to #679589)
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Of course I'm in again! Great cause.

Thanks for doing the legwork again this year, Nate!
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Posted 8/13/2016 6:30 PM (#679607 - in reply to #679589)
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Count me in! My nephew and his unit were recipients a couple years ago. They were very thankful!

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Posted 8/13/2016 6:36 PM (#679608 - in reply to #679589)
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Always happy to participate in this one. Count me in please and thanx for coordinating this again this year Nathan.
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Posted 8/13/2016 6:41 PM (#679610 - in reply to #679589)
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Count me in! I will also be seeing if anyone at work will make some donations as well.
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Posted 8/13/2016 6:51 PM (#679613 - in reply to #679589)
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Posted 8/13/2016 7:05 PM (#679616 - in reply to #679589)
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Posted 8/13/2016 8:04 PM (#679617 - in reply to #679589)
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Posted 8/13/2016 8:29 PM (#679619 - in reply to #679589)
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Posted 8/13/2016 8:40 PM (#679620 - in reply to #679589)
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Posted 8/14/2016 8:15 AM (#679629 - in reply to #679589)
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Posted 8/14/2016 12:44 PM (#679650 - in reply to #679629)
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Posted 8/14/2016 3:09 PM (#679655 - in reply to #679589)
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Posted 8/14/2016 5:33 PM (#679662 - in reply to #679589)
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Posted 8/14/2016 5:38 PM (#679663 - in reply to #679589)
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Posted 8/14/2016 6:01 PM (#679665 - in reply to #679589)
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Posted 8/14/2016 8:58 PM (#679669 - in reply to #679589)
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Posted 8/15/2016 6:39 AM (#679683 - in reply to #679669)
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Posted 8/15/2016 7:21 AM (#679687 - in reply to #679589)
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Posted 8/15/2016 9:33 AM (#679698 - in reply to #679589)
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