Tomorrow morning KBest will be outside of HEB from 8-10 AM to help bring attention to County Wide Donation Day! You can stop by HEB, Walmart, and Porter's to make cash donations or to donate any of the items that will be listed on the handout sheet that you can pick up at the stores.
Guy Burrows with Howard County’s Adopt a Military Hero says that the goal is to put 500 Christmas boxes together to send to deployed military service people as a thank you for what they do. The program began 8 years ago in conjunction with Midland, but this is actually the 6th year that Howard County has been able to conduct this project on their own. Burrows also went on to say that their goal of 500 boxes has been met every year thanks to the community who comes out to support the program.
Some of the items on the list is basic over-the-counter medication, snack-sized items and single-serving drinks, chapstick, playing cards, puzzle books, jerky, and Christmas Cards handmade by children. It was noted that it costs $9,000 just to ship these items to the deployed service people.
On November 19th at 2 PM Adopt a Military Hero will be packing boxes at First Presbyterian Church at 701 Runnels. “If you have time to come, come,” says Burrows. “You can’t believe how your heart is joyed from it. I’ll meet people who were veterans and then I have to go into the corner to wipe my eyes because they tell me ‘Thank you’ and I’m trying to say thank you to them.”
Monetary donations for Howard County Adopt A Military Hero can be mailed to:
P.O. Box 173
Big Spring, 79721
Burrows also advised that if anyone in Howard, Glasscock, or Martin Counties have a loved one that is deployed overseas in the military and would like for them to receive one of the boxes, they can contact Adopt A Military Hero by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org and they’ll try to get them on the list. They already have 450 names and only have room for 50 more before their list is full.