Francis Center organizes drop-in service project for 9/11 remembrance
The Francis Center remembered the Sept. 11 tragedy by focusing on deployed military service members who are currently overseas. They organized a drop-in service project, where over 150 students stopped by Stokes Student Center to sign a banner for veterans and write a letter to a soldier.
The banners will likely go to the VA Hospital in Salisbury, and the on-campus AMVETS Center is helping to coordinate that effort. The letters will be sent to deployed soldiers with the help of A Million Thanks, an organization that is dedicated to showing appreciation for servicemen and women through letters, emails, cards and prayers. While students do not know where their letters will be delivered, many included return addresses in hopes that their service member will respond.
“This was a very positive service project that allowed us to do something encouraging for the military,” said Melissa Roberts, community partners coordinator for the Francis Center. “It was exciting to be able to offer this opportunity to our students on this day of remembrance.”