By RICHARD RUDOLPH
Garrison Safety Office
Operation Homefront Tennessee-Kentucky held its annual Back-to-School Brigade July 27 on Fort Knox.
The Back-to-School Brigade is a nationwide event hosted by Operation Homefront in partnership with corporate sponsors.
For weeks, volunteers have been picking up donations at local stores in Radcliff, Elizabethtown, and Louisville and bringing them to Operation Homefront’s warehouse to sort on Fort Knox. Five hundred backpacks filled with school supplies were packed and ready to give out to local military Families from on and off post. On hand at the giveaway, kids were able to select extra school supplies, locker kits, popcorn, DVD’s and each child received a thermal lunch tote for their school lunches this year. Other banking partners gave out snow cones and other giveaways.
Several school PTO’s were in attendance to get contact information out to families, as well as representatives from Devers Teen Center, Girl Scouts, Big Brother Big Sisters, and the Junior Red Cross.