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Cooperative Extension Aids Military Kids with Hero Packs

November 18, 2009

Shown with Charlotte Cross, UNH Cooperative Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development, are Katie Georgia and Kaitlyn Stone, Alpha Xi Delta, and Lydia Binford, Alpha Phi.

UNH Cooperative Extension's Operation: Military Kids program received the help of the Panhellenic Council recently when a Greek Like Hero Pack Day took place at the MUB. Approximately 75 sorority sisters showed up to stuff Hero Packs for children of military kids whose parents are deployed, including such items as writing tablets, stuffed animals, and mementos and items designed to help connect kids with their deployed family member. Presenting Hero Packs to kids is a way to show appreciation and hand-delivera salute to military youth for their strength and sacrifices while parents are deployed.

Sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development, Operation: Military Kids partners with all branches of the military, American Legion, Red Cross, schools, the spiritual community, YMCA, Community Recreation Centers, Boys and Girls Clubs, PlusTime NH, and other youth and family organizations to form the outreach effort.

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