On March 19, a semi-truck full of Keurig Dr. Pepper coffee K-Cups were delivered to the chaplains at Army Cyber Command Headquarters by Holy Joe’s Café.
Holy Joe’s Café is a nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to deliver coffee to deployed military chaplains in the hopes of giving them a ‘taste of home’ while they serve overseas.
According to the Holy Joe’s Café’s website, they organize deliveries of “coffee and supplies to hundreds of military locations” with the help of generous coffee donations from the Keurig Dr. Pepper Company and free trucking services from CFI, Contract Freighters, Inc.
ARCYBER’s Deputy Chaplain, Lt. Col. Scott Bullock, reached out to Holy Joe’s founder and Executive Director, Tom Jastermsky, hoping to receive coffee for his Soldiers. While not a deployed unit, there are reasons the chaplain believes ARCYBER is worthy of receiving the coffee donation.
“ARCYBER is a unique command that runs 24-7 operations protecting the defense computer network,” said Bullock, “A little ‘Cup of Joe’ can go a long way.”
Holy Joe’s organized a delivery of approximately 60,000 K-Cups and ground coffee from Keurig Dr. Pepper for the chaplains at ARCYBER.
“This is a way for a charity donation to say ‘Thank You’ to the military, and we’re very appreciative of Tom (Jastermsky), Holy Joe’s Café, Keurig Coffee and CFI in coming together to make this donation to Soldiers.”
According to Jastermsky, Holy Joe’s Café chooses to bless military chaplains with coffee donations because chaplains are there for any Soldier, anytime, no matter what. Chaplains do a variety of services, he explained, such as conducting ministry, leading faith exercises, counseling, helping with moral decisions and so much more. Jastermsky said he believes a cup of coffee will help amplify the chaplains’ mission by providing an opportunity for them to connect with those they serve.
Bullock said he believes this coffee will give the chaplains at ARCYBER, along with the other chaplains who received the donations, the opportunity to get Soldiers and their families ‘in the door’ and truly connect with those they serve every day. He said these donations will reinforce the Soldiers belief that Americans appreciate what they do and the sacrifices they make.
Bullock wanted to share with other organizations in the area. On delivery day he ended up donating coffee to chaplains at the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command Headquarters, the Fort Belvoir Religious Support Office, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Fort Meade’s Religious Support Office and Fort Meade’s 780th Military Intelligence Brigade.