Holiday Supply Drive For the Troops
Hydro-Thermal Corporation is hosting a holiday supply drive to support Wisconsin troops stationed overseas. Donations will be collected until November 17, so military members will receive their supplies during the holiday season. Members of the community interested in donating can drop supplies at Hydro-Thermal’s headquarters, located at 400 Pilot Court, Waukesha, WI 53188. Supplies will be shipped in collaboration with Support the Troops WI, a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations made to them are tax deductible.
Hydro-Thermal assembles donations into care packages, with each including a hand-written note thanking the military member for their service. The 2017 holiday season marks the third year Hydro-Thermal Corporation has volunteered for Support the Troops WI.
Items needed fall into three categories: non-perishable food, toiletries, and other. Food items include small snack items such as trail mix, power bars, and beef jerky. Toiletry items include baby wipes, sunblock, body wash, and hand sanitizer. The other category includes CDs, DVDs, magazines, white t-shirts and white tube socks.
In 2017 Support the Troops WI celebrates its 10th anniversary. To date, more than 8,000 care packages have been sent to our troops deployed all around the world. In 2016, including Hydro-Thermal’s donation, Support the Troops WI mailed a record-breaking 600+ care packages to troops for the holiday season. In return, grateful military members sent cards, emails, and photos as a thank you for their care packages.
Jim Zaiser, Hydro-Thermal President and CEO remarked, “This drive is a timely reminder about the true meaning of the season – giving and sharing with others, especially the people that during this holiday are protecting us.”
In 2007 the initial idea for Support the Troops WI was started by a mother sending care packages to her sons overseas. After hearing that other soldiers did not receive any mail, she started sending boxes to other soldiers as well. The momentum continued, even after her sons returned home, and Support the Troops WI soon became a fully functioning non-profit.
Hydro-Thermal has also participated in post Memorial Day holiday flag removal at military cemeteries for the last four years and also supported a military unit in Pewaukee (372nd Engineering Company, Army Reserves) for two years. The Waukesha-based manufacturer has an active volunteer committee that facilitates many impactful, charitable events, year-round.
Hydro-Thermal is the global leader in the manufacturing and design of industrial and sanitary steam heating solutions. Our patented heating system mixes steam and process liquids completely while delivering precise and consistent temperature, instantaneous heating, and no scaling or fouling of the product. Eighty years of steam heating expertise and innovation have led to our product’s presence in facilities in more than 85 countries around the world.