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New Site Pack 62 collecting letters to send to troops

Published 7:19pm Friday, March 28, 2014

A local pack of cub scouts are asking the community to show the brave men and women serving overseas how thankful they are for their sacrifice.

New Site Pack 62 is calling on the community to write letters for military troops overseas as a part of their teaming up with Operation Write Home’s AnyHero mail program.

Brandy Hardman, pack community chair and bear den leader, said the letter campaign is something the pack wanted to do to show their gratitude.

“We just wanted to really do something for the troops. That’s a group where there’s not a lot of focus put on them once they go overseas, and any little thing from home can improve their day,” Hardman said. “We’re just asking people to send letters of gratitude thanking the troops for their service for what they’re doing for our country.”

Hardman said the goal is to send more than 200 letters to military men and women overseas.

Children can also participate by doing coloring pages available at http://operationwritehome.org/coloringpages/

“For the kids that are too young to write, there are coloring pages available on the AnyHero website,” Hardman said. “They can color a coloring page to be sent and their parents can write a letter.”

Hardman said letters from the community can be sent to Brandy Hardman, 4498 Pearson Chapel Rd, Alexander City, AL 35010, or emailed to bhardman3582@charter.net.

Those letters will then be collected and sent by Pack 62 to the AnyHero mail program, which will then forward the letters overseas. Hardman added the letter campaign also helps the scouts learn about the role and the sacrifices of the military.

“Our whole purpose is to instill integrity and a sense of giving back. We just want to teach the scouts how the military benefits our lives, the things they’ve done for us, and the freedoms that we have because of the sacrifices of the troops and their families,” Hardman said. “What better way to do that than to do something for them?”

For more information, contact Hardman at 256-215-3582.

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