Ohio's Military Families Need Volunteer Time, Work

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- Volunteers across Ohio are offering their services to military families who no longer need care packages, but could use some help in the form of time and labor.

Those willing to chip in came out of the woodwork after the Ohio National Guard hosted a series of town hall meetings aimed at drumming up support.

One man travels across Ohio barbecuing at pre-deployment and welcome home ceremonies for soldiers.

Another patched a leaky roof for a deployed soldier's wife.

One woman pet-sat dogs and cats while guard members spent weekends at drill training.

And an accountant offered to prepare taxes for hundreds of service members.

The guard is hosting another round of town halls starting April 14 and hopes the meetings will inspire more people to help military families.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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  • by Valerie Location: Marietta Ohio on Apr 10, 2009 at 04:25 PM
    I would be willing to donate a website and 5 pages to help these soldiers find the volunteers they need. Any way that I can help, please feel free to contact me.
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