This year, MHA was honored to have collaborated with the United Way of the Plains, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch in the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance volunteer project. For the project, community volunteers assembled 125 “honor kits” for distribution to military veterans through MHA programs.
On that day, 16 volunteers from Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, 9 veterans, MHA and United Way staff gathered at the United Way GIV Warehouse to assemble the bags. Each honor kit consisted of toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, socks and gloves. The honor kits will be distributed to veterans throughout the community by MHA staff and volunteers.
We are so proud to have the privilege of serving our veterans. I overheard one veteran volunteer say that “for the first time I understand the power of volunteerism. It is amazing what one small group can do.”