Last spring, Memorial Elementary students participated in a service learning project benefitting servicemen and women. The Memorial Elementary Student Council partnered with the organization Operation: Quiet Comfort. The organization collects donations of toiletries, handmade cards of encouragement, and other small items for servicemen and women in remote locations or those who are injured.
First-grade teacher, Beth Keller learned about operation quiet comfort in 2017 when she attended a Veterans Day dinner with her father, a Navy veteran. She was seated next to Operation: Quiet Comfort Board Member, Jan Houin.
“Beth's class has been a great blessing to Operation: Quiet Comfort. I have conversations with many people about Operation: Quiet Comfort but Beth took action to be a part of the mission,” said Houin.
Student Council Sponsor and Kindergarten teacher Angie Mumaw brought the organization to Student Council as a prospective service project. Memorial students created nearly 1500 cards of support and encouragement in the spring in addition to collecting other needed items that have been packed in backpacks to be sent with other donations to servicemen and women.
You can learn more about Operation: Quiet Comfort by visiting their website www.operationquietcomfort.org.