Operation Homefront-South Carolina's Backpack Brigade Preps Kids for School Chapter to Distribute 100 Backpacks Filled with Supplies to Military Children

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Operation Homefront's South Carolina chapter is distributing backpacks filled with back-to-school supplies this Thursday, Aug. 13 from 3:00-6:00 at The Citadel. Details are available by calling chapter president Shelton Milner at 843-670-5438.

Backpack Brigade is a critical part of our outreach to our families, and we're proud of its positive impact.

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 shelton.milner@operationhomefront.net. 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.

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