American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 organizes MLK Day of Service

Groups assemble packages for children of deployed veterans
January 29, 2013

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 assembled more than 50 Family Packs to be distributed to children of deployed military on the Martin Luther King Day of Service. Items that could be used to keep in contact with deployed family members (stamps, stationery, gift cards, greeting cards, etc.) as well as items to help those at home (games, stuffed animals, cards, puzzles, etc.) were put into packs. The packs will be distributed as part of the Operation Military Kid program.

In addition, donated new and nearly new bedding was gathered and sent to the Home of the Brave in Milford. Volunteers came from the community as well as Auxiliary units 6 and 17, RSVP and the Sussex County Young Marines. Refreshments were donated by the ladies of the Unit 28 Auxiliary.

A group of 26 volunteers wearing T-shirts donated by the State Office of Volunteerism is shown before getting to work on assembling the Family Packs.

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