“If you really want to make a difference, volunteer to help a military family,” Maj. Ted Daley said. “Give them one less thing to worry about.” He had these tips to offer:
• Pray for all military families.
• Bring a meal to a military family.
• Offer to baby-sit or pay for a baby-sitter, so the spouse can have a night off.
• Mow the family’s lawn every week. If you’re handy, ask for a list of five things that need fixing.
• Start a free weekend for military families at an area Lutheran camp.
• Say “Thank you” to a member of the military. “That’s worth more than a medal or a ribbon,” he said.
To learn more or support Camp Onomia’s free weekend for military families, contact: Camp Onomia, 14202 Shakopee Lake Rd., Onamia, MN 56359.
Camp Noah, an outreach of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, partners with the Minnesota Army National Guard to offer free day camps for children whose parents are or were deployed to Iraq or the Middle East, specifically those whose deployment has been extended.
|At Camp Onomia Nikki Harris, 9, works on a gift for her father, Michael, while her mother Lawre, looks on. Nikki's father is in the military, serving in Iraq.|
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