By: Charlotte Lira
Serving in the U.S. military far away from home – whether in Afghanistan, Iraq, South Korea, Germany, Africa or any of our dozens of other overseas military bases – is difficult at any time of year, but most service members really long for a “hug from home” during the holidays. Something as simple as a package of soup, some powdered drink mix, sunscreen, lip balm, baby wipes, fresh razors or a new deck of cards sent to one person can lift the morale of an entire unit of soldiers.
The Lighthouse Club at WHS are going to be placing bins around the campus during the next few weeks to collect items to send to our service members through Central Valley Blue Star Moms.
If you know any military personnel who are serving outside the U.S., please feel free to contact Mrs. Hallmeyer or any member of Lighthouse Club, and they can help your loved one get signed up.
We are asking your help in gathering materials to send. Here is a list of items that we can use:
Beef Jerky Cup-O-Noodles Baby Wipes
Trail Mix Packaged nuts Disposable razors
Hard candy Breath mints
Protein bars Protein powder
Sunflower seeds Pumpkin seeds
Tuna packets Lunch kits
Playing cards Flavor packets for water bottles
Cotton socks – black only Lip balm
Please note: We are not able to send scented items or liquids since they might contaminate food items. Also, no chocolate or anything that might melt.
Watch for our bins coming in April!