MooreMart throwing a party to honor those who have helped for a decade
By KIMBERLY HOUGHTON
Union Leader Correspondent | August 10. 2014 9:12PM
Soldiers serving overseas display the thank you cards they recently received in their care packages from MooreMart. (Courtesy)
MooreMart was created in 2004 by Judge Paul Moore of Bedford and his sister, Carole Moore Biggio, who now lives in Virginia. When their brother, Brian Moore, was stationed in Iraq, the siblings began sending 10 care packages a month to support his unit.
Since then, MooreMart has evolved into a massive grassroots initiative. The organization has packed and shipped more than 64,000 care packages to soldiers, in addition to more than 8.5 tons of humanitarian aid to schools, orphanages and clinics in the war-torn regions of the Middle East.
“In the line that asked what else would be beneficial to ship in the care packages, one soldier wrote ‘my wife,’ which just tugged at my heart and reminded me how much they sacrifice,” Biggio said. “Whether or not there is conflict in the Middle East, there will always be service people deployed, and we want them to know they are appreciated.”
“There are times when it gets very lonely over there. Those cards help to reaffirm their faith in people, and let them know that the community back home is supporting them,” Moore said.
About 100 volunteers are necessary for each packing event every 10 weeks at the Nashua National Guard Armory.
At 11 a.m. on Saturday, MooreMart will host its 10th anniversary celebration event at the National Guard Armory, 154 Daniel Webster Highway in Nashua, to recognize its many volunteers and donors. The public is invited.