2016-11-19 / The Bullhorn

Soldiers sent goodies on Community Day

By Delaney Sullivan
RCS Bullhorn Editor

Roxboro Community School (RCS) middle school teacher Christa Jones and her sixth grade students sent goodies overseas to soldiers on the last Bulldogs Care Community Day, Oct. 5.

Some of the goodies sent were 23 decks of playing cards, snacks, and paper towels.

Jones said that she wanted to do something involving the military and researched it and discovered Operation Gratitude.

Operation Gratitude sends care packages to the men and women overseas, their children back home, veterans, new recruits, first responders, and wounded heroes and their caregivers.

Since 2003, Operation Gratitude has sent over 1.5 million care packages that contain snacks, hygiene products, entertainment, and handwritten letters.

Jones said, “The kids kept asking and asking, ‘When are we going to know that they got our gifts?’ and they were so excited when we got the letter from Operation Gratitude thanking us.”

The letter Jones got also had information about where they could see thank you letters from care package recipients.

For the remaining three Community Days, Jones will continue to gather items for Operation Gratitude.

More information about Operation Gratitude is availalbe at www.operationgratitude.com.

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