NC Operation:Military Kid Hero Pack Letter Writing Campaign

North Carolina Operation: Military Kids (OMK) is in need of your help with the Operation: Military Kids (OMK) Hero Pack letter writing campaign.

With multiple deployments of North Carolina’s National Guard, Fort Bragg’s Army and Camp Lejeune’s Marine Corps over the next few months, the Hero Pack requests are increasing to help provide the military youth a little gift of appreciation and comfort for the parent.  The Hero Pack provides a token of support and a piece of mind for the deploying parent knowing that their child is being looked after. Along with the National Guard, the Marines, and Army, the Navy, and Air Force Reserves are preparing for deployments within the next 4 months.

We are asking our Buncombe County 4-H members and volunteers  to write thank you notes/letters and send the completed ones back to me. I will supply the stationery and note cards as well as samples. Please let me know how many of the cards and/or letterhead your county would like to receive.

Inside each Hero Pack a thank you note or letter is placed. One note/letter is for the service member and the other is for the youth of the service member. The note/letter provides encouragement, thanking each for their sacrifice to our country and to us as well as well as an opportunity to invite the youth to participate in 4-H.   We would love to have our Buncombe County 4-H members and volunteers support this event by writing cards and letters to be included in these Hero Packs.

This will be a great community service project for your club members as well as a way to give back to the men, women and children who are making the sacrifice to defend our country. What a wonderful way support our military families!

The note cards and stationary will be provided to you.  Completed cards/letters will need to be sent to the NC State 4-H Office by Friday, April 1,  2011.

Please contact Holly Jordan at (828) 255-5522 or if you would like to help with this endeavor.  This is a perfect and easy service project that can be completed at an upcoming 4-H club meeting.