Strength for Service sends 528 books to Puerto Rico
NASHVILLE––At the request of Major Mark East, command chaplain of the U.S. Army Garrison in For Buchanan, Puerto Rico, the Strength for Service ministry is sending 528 military books to soldiers still helping the island recover from two 2017 category five hurricanes.
“In an unprecedented fashion 2,500 reserve soldiers and 3,000 guard soldiers helped Puerto Rico recover while being victims of the disaster themselves,” said Chaplain East. “I was present for both storms and the recovery mission.”
“As I write to you our emergency operations center is being stood up for tropical depression Jerry which is being predicated to be a hurricane by Friday,” said East in a September 18 email to Larry Coppock, chief executive officer of the Nashville-based ministry.
In requesting the books, Chaplain East wrote, “Your book, Strength for Service to God and Country, was one of the resources that I thought of as a tool to assist our soldiers and families to be spiritually ready for whatever comes.”
Chaplain East distributed the historic books of daily devotions during previous deployments.
“Thanks for all you do, your devotional is outstanding,” he concluded.