Shelby County 4-H Federation members met on April 14 with Pat Titus and made cards for the Troops.
Pat Titus is from Arcola and goes and meets with groups to make cards. She brings all the materials to make cards and asks for a small donation to help cover the cost of postage.
Pat has a son that was in the Marines. She wanted to do something to support his decision to serve our country so she joined a volunteer group of card crafters. The initiative is called Operation Write Home. The handmade cards are sent to Troops who in turn fill them out and send them to their loved ones.
Federation members also made “Any Hero” cards with a note thanking them for their service and telling the servicemen a little about themselves. The “Any Hero” cards are delivered to those servicemen that do not receive mail.
This is the third year that Federation members have participated in Operation Write Home. Federation members had a lot of fun making the cards and encourage 4-H Clubs to participate along with any other organizations. This was a great community service project and a way for members to show their support to the Troops.
For information about Shelby County 4-H or Operation Write Home, contact Yolanda at 774-9546.