WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today recognized Thaddeus Luszey Jr. of Hudson as the April 2019 Granite Stater of the Month for his dedication to supporting servicemembers deployed overseas.
When Thaddeus’s son was deployed to Iraq in 2003, Thaddeus and his wife Deborah began sending him care packages. During his son’s deployment, Thaddeus sat down with one of his friends who was also sending out care packages to servicemembers overseas and during that discussion an idea was born: they would work together to reach even more servicemembers. Now ten years later, that idea has turned into a non-profit organization called Operation Care for Troops, which has sent nearly 110,000 packages to deployed servicemembers. The organization does this all with the support of hundreds of community volunteers and businesses who help supply and fill the packages.
Senator Hassan launched the “Granite Stater of the Month” initiative in 2017 to recognize outstanding New Hampshire citizens who go above and beyond to help their neighbors and make their communities stronger. To nominate a New Hampshire citizen to be a “Granite Stater of the Month,” constituents can complete the nomination form here.
Click here and see below for a statement that Senator Hassan submitted into the Congressional Record recognizing Thaddeus Luszey Jr.: