RELEASE NUMBER: 120906-01
DATE POSTED: SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
MISOC benefits from back to school drive
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Sept. 6, 2012) — A financial boost was provided to some Soldiers and Families of the Military Information Support Operations Command (MISOC). The support was coordinated through the Operation Home Front (OHF) Back to School Brigade school supplies drive, which collected new school supplies for military Families children of all ages.
This year, OHF teamed the MISOC up with 10 Dollar Tree Stores whose customers showed support by purchasing school supplies from the stores, who would in turn collect the donated items. The collected donations resulted in 381 MISOC households and 687 children ranging from Pre-K to 12th grade receiving necessary school supplies.
The generosity of Dollar Tree customers exceeded the MISOC’s needs and allowed the command to extend fraternal assistance to the 528th Sustainment Brigade, another USASOC unit. More than 260 remaining school supplies were donated to the Soldiers and Families of the 528th Sustainment Brigade to support 20 of their Families.
Overall donations exceeded 7,900 items to include spiral notebooks, pens, pencils, markers, crayons, notebook paper, rulers, colored pencils, calculators, erasers, binders, scissors and glue sticks just to name a few items.
This is the second year that Operation Home Front has supported MISOC Families.
According to Patti Notine, the MISOC Family Readiness Support Assistant, this year’s donations far exceeded last year’s contributions.
"The support from the community has been tremendous," she said.