Bank, grocery chain join to show support for troops

By adriana_acosta

June 1, 2010 at 1:01 a.m.

IBC Bank and H-E-B joined together for Operation Care Drop, a continuing effort to supply the nation's military personnel with the comforts from home while on deployment.

Patricia Williams holds Memorial Day dear to her heart. Both of her sons serve in different branches of the military.

"Having this project is very important and personal for me," said Williams, the IBC Bank branch manager.

About 225 IBC branches across Texas and Oklahoma, and four participating H-E-B locations, will serve as drop-off stations for care packages through July 4.

"It is good for them to get some of the comforts from home while they are away fighting for our freedom," Williams said.

This is the third year IBC Bank and H-E-B united for Operation Care Drop.

"As our military continues protecting our freedom in Iraq, Afghanistan and many other places where our men and women are deployed, we at IBC wanted to find a way to show our gratitude and support," IBC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dennis Nixon said.

By leveraging the strengths of the two companies, both IBC Bank and H-E-B can give back by sending troops a note of appreciation, he said in a media release.

Supporting this project is easy and convenient, said Williams.

Food, toiletries, flashlights, calling cards and batteries are just some of the approved items that can be donated to the troops.

H-E-B is also selling pre-packaged bags for customers to purchase. Supplies must fit inside a quart-sized plastic bag.

A full list of participating IBC Bank and H-E-B locations, as well as approved donation items, can be found at



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