When the Friendly Four Corners 4-H Club donated $500 to ship care packages to the 656th Transportation Company in Afghanistan, they were doing what they always do — serving their community. The Van Buren County 4-H’ers made an impact, supporting the troops far away, as well as their families here at home.
The need for such action was reinforced in January, when the White House announced a wide initiative to address the challenges facing military families. It highlights commitments from various government agencies. In Iowa that commitment includes Operation: Military Kids, supported by ISU Extension.