JROTC Care Package


JROTC care package

Ricardo Rios, Staff Writer

Every year, for the past 7 years JROTC has been sending care packages to U.S. service members that have been deployed over seas during the holidays. The sad reality is that these soldiers can’t make it back home in time for Thanksgiving or even Christmas, and they miss the opportunity to share these holidays with their families here in the United States. Some of these soldiers are away from their families for months, even up to a year.

When asked why JROTC sends care packages, First Sergeant Lemley responded saying, “Even though the current conflict has been going on for a long period of time, the soldiers, airmen, and sailors look forward to hearing from people back home. While conditions are good for those deployed in terms of comfort, or at least as much as can be expected, the ability to connect with those back home gives them purpose. A reason for what they do and why they sacrifice.”

These men and women mean a great deal to our country, they risk their lives every day, and we should recognize the sacrifice they make by putting their lives on the line. We as a community should give back to those who risked their lives for our safety, even the smallest of things is greatly appreciated. 

Below is a list of some of the items that JROTC is accepting for donation:

  • Playing Cards 
  • Magazines
  • Shampoo/Soap
  • Canned Goods
  • Tooth Paste/ Tooth Brushes
  • Water Flavoring
  • Beef Jerky
  • Hand Written Notes

JROTC is accepting donations in the Main Office, room 1-125 or room 1-128.

“Even the smallest of gifts, especially a handwritten note just thanking them or telling them about what is going on here, really is a boost for morale. So dig deep and find it in your heart to give anything you can.” There is no limit to how much you can donate, so make the most of it.”


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