In the past, many area families and Cub Scouts Pack 151 have supported efforts to lift the spirits of Soldiers, Sailors and Marines deployed abroad. We've just been offered the chance to step up again, this time to help a local military family at a very difficult time. The home of a Soldier's family with the 133rd Air Wing/210th burned a few months ago. The family is currently living in White Bear Township.
Chuck Haas, Hugo's Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Network leader, shared with me this morning a request for help, including a detailed spreadsheet of the family's current needs. Here's the link to the PDF Please read through it and consider what you may be able to donate. With a request for specific items such as this there is the possibility that several people may provide the same item. So please, in your generosity, take a moment to call Kelly Wilkinson about what items are still needed, or alternatively, gift cards are always welcome.
At tomorrow's Cub Scouts Pack meeting at Oneka Elementary School at 6:30pm, we'll collect donated items to pass along to this family. You can also leave hand carry-able donations on my front porch at 4545 Garden Way N. After tomorrow, you're welcome to follow up with Kelly Wilkinson regarding donations. Her contact info is:
Kelly J. Wilkinson, CMSgt (Ret)
Airman and Family Readiness Program Manager
133rd Airlift Wing