Community Outreach

Gateway ACC Cares About Our Troops

We’ve heard back from our previous soldiers who have since rotated home and they’re very grateful for our letters and packages. We are always looking for more soldiers to adopt. We know some of you have immediate family members fighting overseas; we would love to adopt them!

Gateway Air Conditioning Contractors’ Adopted Soldiers

SPC Joshua Murphy
Deployed to:  Kuwait
What Branch of Service:  Army
Gender:  Male
Age: 23
Hometown and State:  Palestine, TX

Desired items: Olive Garden salad dressing, toothbrush, summer sausage, beef jerky, Crest 3D Whitening Toothpaste, Sweet Tart Ropes

SSGT Eric Schmitt
Deployed to:  Honduras
What Branch of Service:  Army
Gender:  Male
Hometown and State:  Mansfield, TX
Fun Fact:  SSGT Schmitt is the father of 7 – 4 boys and 3 girls.

Desired items: 5 Hour Energy shots, dried mangos, Thin Mints, toffee candy

SGT Angelia Matheis
Deployed to:  Iraq
What Branch of Service:  Army
Gender:  Female
Hometown and State:  Osage Beach, MO
Fun Fact:  SGT Matheis is a grandmother of 4 – 2 boys and 2 girls.  She loves the Green Bay Packers and enjoys watching the St. Louis Cardinals

Desired items: Twin blanket, white socks, medium pajamas, fun winter hat

How do I get involved?

Gateway ACC raises funds for the goody boxes at our golf tournaments.  If you would like to donate money or items to include in the boxes, please contact the Association Office – thank you!

Click here to get learn more!

What should I donate?

Here is a common list of the most highly requested items:

Letters to Soldiers
Baby Wipes
Foot Powder
Small Flashlight with Red Lens
Socks, White or Black, Gym Socks
Coffee, Teas
Pre-Sweetened Drink Mix Packets
Protein Bars
Jams and Jellies in plastic jars
Beef Jerky and Summer Sausage
Board games
Hand held games

Help us support our soldiers!