My husband is in the Reserves, and he served overseas in 2004. From that experience, I know how much our troops appreciate care packages and mail, which is why I began volunteering with Aaron’s Gifts From Home more than three years ago.
Aaron’s Gifts was founded in 2012 by the parents of Aaron Ullom, a service member in the Navy who was killed in action in Afghanistan. In honor of Aaron’s memory, the organization sends care packages to soldiers stationed overseas. The packages include comic books, DVDs, snacks and games – anything a service member might enjoy.
Roughly three times a year, a group of us get together to pack hundreds of boxes for active-duty service members. I am proud that I have the opportunity to give back to those serving our country and protecting our freedoms. Aaron’s Gifts is truly a great organization, and I am so appreciative that I get to be part of it.
I give back because I want to support those who serve our country.