JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — An area youth organization needs your help to brighten the day for a service man or woman stationed far from home. The Jasper County 4-H Club received a $1,500 grant from the state 4-H office recently and will put that money towards a project to send care packages to soldiers overseas.
The group plans on sending the items around the anniversary of 9/11 this fall.
“That grant money is really going to go towards helping us pay the shipping costs. Items that the kids are looking to collect include things like lip balm, reading materials, decks of playing cards, beef jerky, things like that, things that remind you of home,” said Tianna Fisher, Pleasant Valley Pioneers 4-H Club Leader.
The group hopes to send as many as 50 packages to soldiers in Guam, Japan, Germany, and the Middle East.
If you’d like to know where the boxes are located so you can drop off items you can follow this link here.