Mid-July Back 2 School Events in Mattoon and Belleville
With changes in the school calendar as well as the expansion of our community partnerships, we find ourselves distributing school supply kits at different times of the year. Due to an early start for some schools in southern Illinois, we participated in two Operation Homefront events on July 18 and 19. The first, was held at the National Guard Armory in Mattoon and the second was held at the Scott Air Force Base VFW in Belleville.
These are the first two of eight overall school supply distribution events we are doing this summer with Operation Homefront to reach military families. For those of you familiar with military jargon, those with a military rank of E1-E6 qualify to receive kits for their children.