Hurst Hills Red Ribbon Week Project Benefits Troops
Hurst Hills Elementary students participated in a service learning project during Red Ribbon Week by collecting care package items to be donated to the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas. Throughout the week, it was stressed to the students that we can only enjoy the freedoms that our troops fight for by living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. Each day of Red Ribbon Week had a theme for dressing up and a specific item to be brought for the drive:
Monday, the students wore red and brought beef jerky, a favorite snack for the troops. Tuesday, the students were encouraged to wear crazy socks and bring a pair of socks for a soldier. Wednesday, everyone celebrated bright futures with bright neon colors and brought baby wipes. Thursday, the students wore their favorite hat and brought soaps and shampoos for our servicemen and servicewomen. Friday, everyone celebrated our freedom by wearing red, white, and blue or camouflage. The students contributed coffee that day, another highly desired treat overseas.
By the end of the week, the students had collected hundreds of items that will go directly to our military personnel abroad. On Thursday, November 8, Nancy Carter, from the Airborne Angel Cadets, came to speak at Hurst Hills' Veteran's Day Celebration and accept the donations. The organization puts together these care packages and sends them year-round to soldiers from all 50 states, in all branches of the military.