The NC National Guard in Asheville needs our help collecting items to help fill Hero FAMILY Packs for the 211th MP CO. This unit is based out of Haywood County but has service members from all across the state. There are around 35-40 families with children in this unit. They have just returned from a deployment and so anything that can help with this reintegration process would be great for them to have and reconnect!
The Hero Family Pack initiative is an outreach effort of North Carolina Operation: Military Kids (NC OMK). Hero Family Packs contain both fun and educational material for families as well as informational material. The main purpose of the pack is to say “Thank You” to families of Active Duty, Guard and Reserve service members for the sacrifices that they make during the deployment cycle. The items in the packs represent the local/regional partners and the publicity generated through the distribution of the packs raises community awareness and builds support for these geographically isolated families.
This is a great community service project for our county 4-H program. Please share this information with your club members and plan to drop your collected items off at the Buncombe County Extension Center no later than Friday, October 3rd.
Below is a listing of items needed for the Hero Family Packs. We have been told that they have plenty of school supplies but are seeking other items on the list.