Backpack Brigade is a critical part of our outreach to our families, and we're proud of its positive impact.
Charleston, SC (PRWEB) August 10, 2009
Operation Homefront-South Carolina is distributing 100 backpacks stuffed full of supplies to area military children to help them get off to a great start for the new school year. Volunteers will hand out the backpacks Thursday, Aug. 13 from 3:00-6:00 at The Citadel.
It's part of Backpack Brigade, a program that collects donations of school supplies from generous supporters. Volunteers then stuff new backpacks and hand them out to kids from families primarily of ranks E-6 and below. South Carolina is one of 30 Operation Homefront chapters taking part.
"We deeply appreciate the generosity of all the people who've helped us with this project - our generous supporter, our selfless volunteers and the sponsors who've stepped up to make this a success," said Chapter President Shelton Milner. "Backpack Brigade is a critical part of our outreach to our families, and we're proud of its positive impact."
For more information, contact Shelton Milner at 843-670-5438 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more about Backpack Brigade and Operation Homefront, go to http://www.operationhomefront.net.
About Operation Homefront
Operation Homefront provides emergency and morale assistance for our troops, the families they leave behind and for wounded warriors when they return home. A nonprofit 501(c)(3), Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers in 30 chapters nationwide, and has met more than 105,000 needs of military families. Operation Homefront also hosts the Web community Operation Homefront Online. For more information, please visit http://www.operationhomefront.net and http://www.homefrontonline.com.