Saturday, December 8, 2007

Help the Soldiers & Families of the 39th Brigade

My friend, David "Bubba" Powers, State Representative from Hope has this message posted on his blog ( He gave me permission to copy and post it on mine. At the Veteran's Day ceremony this year at the Hempstead County Courthouse one of the speakers was a veteran of the Iraq war and he talked about how hard it was on the families left at home and how important it was to support the families and the troops. This is a good cause, help them if you can.

As everyone knows, the 39th Brigade of the Arkansas National Guard, has been re-deployed to Iraq and will be leaving the states soon. Locally, the Family Readiness Group for Bravo Company, which includes Hope and Texarkana, is seeking donations to help with the Christmas going away party, to be held on December 21st. The FRG is made up of wives, mothers, grandmothers and children of the deployed soldiers. During the time their loved ones are gone, they send the soldiers care packages and coordinate activities for the families and provide whatever support is necessary. This is one group that truly deserves our thoughts,prayers and monetary help. They will be very appreciative for your kindness. To make a donation to the Family Readiness Group, send your check to: FRG, C/O Vicky Little, 500 West 23rd, Hope, Ar. 71801.

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