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Give back to a soldier – sailor, airman or marine
by Viki Bowman
Jan 10, 2017 | 2331 views | 0 0 comments | 411 411 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Karen Henderson (standing), Golden Years Senior Activity Center manager, provides paper, pens, and writing tips to Fran Seeley, Gene Manwaring, and Keith Bell for letters of appreciation. The appreciation letters are sent through Davis RSVP in partnership with Operation Gratitude for inclusion in care packages from home to American troops overseas.
Karen Henderson (standing), Golden Years Senior Activity Center manager, provides paper, pens, and writing tips to Fran Seeley, Gene Manwaring, and Keith Bell for letters of appreciation. The appreciation letters are sent through Davis RSVP in partnership with Operation Gratitude for inclusion in care packages from home to American troops overseas.
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Do you have a piece of paper and a few minutes to spare? If so, consider writing a letter (or even better, several!) to a U.S. military member overseas telling them how much you appreciate all they do for our country.

Davis County Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) again is hosting the Letters of Appreciation Campaign in partnership with Operation Gratitude. As a national, non-profit organization, Operation Gratitude supports U.S. military and veterans by sending out more than one million care packages throughout the world. Each package will contain letters of personal thanks and appreciation from home. The campaign has received local support from religious groups, scouts, school children, businesses, and individuals with more than 9,000 letters submitted through RSVP since last January.

Is your group searching for a community service project? Consider a Letters of Appreciation campaign. Individuals of all ages are encouraged to participate. Children too young to write can draw pictures and be included with written cards and letters. Guidelines and writing tips are available through the RSVP office.

A community Letters of Appreciation drive is underway now through Martin Luther King’s National Day of Service on Jan. 16. Letters can be dropped off at Golden Years Senior Activity Center, 726 S. 100 E. in Bountiful; Autumn Glow Senior Activity Center, 81 E. Center St. in Kaysville; or North Davis Senior Activity Center, 42 South State Street in Clearfield. Letters may be delivered to the RSVP Office located inside the North Davis Senior Activity Center or mailed to RSVP, PO Box 618, Farmington, UT 84025. Additional delivery options are available for schools, businesses, and groups with more than 35 participants.

Make this a season of giving back to our U.S. deployed military members. Call RSVP today at 801-525-5094 for more information on this and other volunteer opportunities.

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