Operation Homefront distributed 275 backpacks to Newport News as part of its back-to-school backpack for military families.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Operation Homefront is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping military families.
On Friday, members of the group were at Newport News to ensure that the children of several of these families are prepared for the school year.
“We just moved here a year ago from Texas, so anything we can do helps, especially with school and vacations,” said Tina Lavoy, who introduced herself to the bag reader. back with her three children.
Operation Homefront makes sure parents don’t have to worry about buying school supplies for their children. He handed out 275 filled backpacks at the event, which is part of his annual Back-to-School Brigade®.
“Summer can be a tough time for our military families and our back-to-school brigade is just one way we can help keep these families strong as they move from place to place. the other,” said Cathy McCarthy, Digital Engagement Manager for Operation Homefront.
For those eager to get back to class, like sophomore Luke Tressler, backpacks are a reminder that the next semester is just around the corner.
“I think they’re pretty cool,” Luke said.
Luke’s mum Krisann laughed, saying: ‘That kinda takes it off the list of another thing mum needs to think about.
Operation Homefront partners with companies such as SAIC, Lockheed Martin and Dollar Tree.
The event was the first of three announced Homefront operations it would hold in Virginia within just a few weeks. One of the other events is scheduled for Norfolk.