Continues Administration’s Season of Service by Making Care Packages for U.S. Military Service Members
"I am honored to be recognized by New Jersey First Lady Mary Pat Christie as a New Jersey Hero,'' said Rod Hirsch, founder and executive director of the non-profit corporation. "However, this award is not about one person. It has been earned by thousands of volunteers over the past seven years who have worked hard and remain deeply committed to supporting US troops deployed overseas. Without their participation and dedication, Operation Shoebox New Jersey would not have been able to maintain its supply line of personal care packages overseas."
The Season of Service was inspired by November’s New Jersey Hero, 8-year-old Aidan McManus of Burlington Township for his compassion and commitment to feed the needy in his community. Governor Christie and First Lady Mary Pat Christie announced the initiative on Thanksgiving Eve. Since then, cabinet officials have been volunteering and highlighting service opportunities throughout the Garden State and will continue through the end of December.
To submit the name of a deployed soldier to receive a care package from Operation Shoebox, visit http://opshoeboxnj.org/ufm/opshoebox_list.html
To thank a military member for their service to our country, visit http://opshoeboxnj.org/ufm/opshoebox_list.html.
Children can also send a thank you message by coloring their own Hero Card at http://opshoeboxnj.org/pdf/SHOEBOXCARD.pdf
For more information on Operation Shoebox, visit www.opshoeboxnj.org
New Jersey Heroes is an initiative of First Lady Mary Pat Christie that showcases the positive ways people and organizations are impacting New Jersey in their own unique ways. To nominate a hero, go to http://newjerseyheroes.org and follow the application instructions and submit the person you believe is a true New Jersey Hero.