Members of the Ocklawaha Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, gathered last Saturday to send books on behalf of Operation Paperback. The chapter, plus one, sent 24 boxes and 544 books to military personnel both stateside and abroad. They also sent a variety of CDs and DVDs.
Babs Deacon said, “I was so excited that we were able to put together custom boxes tailored to each service member which made me feel a bit like I was getting to know them. Our DAR chapter collects and sorts thousands of books, CDs and DVDs in order to create these special care packages. I’m sure it feels good to know that people at home are taking the time to send things they really want.”
“I am forever grateful for our veterans and the men and women in our military” said Vice Regent Gayle Everett. “Operation Paperback is unique and provides them with an overlooked but welcomed item left out of normal care package they might receive. Also, I have so much fun with the gals in my Chapter while doing it.”
The Ocklawaha Chapter meets on the second Saturday of the month beginning in October. For more information about Operation Paperback, go to operationpaperback.org. For more information on Daughters of the American Revolution, contact BBSouth13@gmail.com.