After meeting with multiple military entities and military personnel, UW officials were convinced to take this project on.
UW will be providing assistance to families left behind while their spouses are deployed to Afghanistan.
Some might say, “Isn’t that the military’s job? And the answer is yes, however, when families are not located near a base, it makes it very difficult to locate resources in rural areas such as Bryan County.
That’s where Bryan County United Way comes in. On a daily basis, UW directs citizens to resources in the local area.
Military families will now be given UW’s contact information to call and they will direct them to the needed resource or find it for them.
The first assignment is to organize the family day event, Saturday April 2 at the local Armory. Soldiers and their families, plus friends, are invited.
A hot dog lunch is planned, along with rubber blowups for the children’s entertainment.
UW’s community citizens will be a big part of this project as volunteers.
The UW office has already received many calls from citizens wanting to volunteer. The troops will be leaving the next day for their assignment in Afghanistan. It is UW’s hope to provide a fun happy memorable event the soldiers will take with them.