Monday, January 20, 2014

How to Help Military Families?

How to help military families in our communities?

Pierce County got plenty of practice decades ago during World War II. The Ranger
reports ideas I remember from WW II in Tacoma to Afghanistan today.

These ideas aren't given as the only answer, but as a starting point that you might use for discussion with other concerned persons in your community.

Just to get the ball rolling, how does support of military families work in your community today? Please leave a comment.


At January 22, 2014 at 10:39 AM , Blogger Diane Capuano Franklin said...

Hi, Darrell,

I am a Girl Scout volunteer. Girl Scouts do a lot of things to support military families. We participate in the Troop to Troop program during Girl Scouts cookie selling season, asking individuals to donate boxes of cookies to the troops. We also participate in the Easter Eggs Service Project, donating hardboiled eggs to the USO. Girls also write letters and send care packages to the troops. We get the names from the families in our Girl Scout neighborhoods.

At January 22, 2014 at 4:38 PM , Blogger Darrell Reeck said...

How great that Girl Scouts are doing this volunteer work. Have you enjoyed good community support?

At January 25, 2014 at 12:25 PM , Blogger Diane Capuano Franklin said...

Yes, we do. We have a community service component to all of our activities, whether it's collecting socks at our sock hop, collecting pennies for the American Red Cross at our Valentine's Day event, or collecting dog items for the Humane Society at an animal-themed trivia night. Girl Scouts regularly support our troops and their troop families with many of their activities.


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