Helping Hands for Soldiers

By Stanley, Liana | The New American, April 26, 2010 | Go to article overview

Helping Hands for Soldiers


Stanley, Liana, The New American


"All too often Americans say they support our soldiers, but do little if anything to show their appreciation." This statement from Clark Lamoreux of Shawnee, Kansas, is certainly true. Taking the thought to heart, Clark and his wife, Kristi, have devised a way to show their support, rather than just verbalizing it.

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The couple really became aware of the needs of our soldiers overseas when their son, 21-year-old Dustin Lamoreux, was recently deployed to Afghanistan. 'The theaters our soldiers are risking their lives in are for the most part desolate places. Soldiers have little in the way of amenities," Clark told THE NEW AMERICAN. To help combat this, Clark and Kristi organized Helping Hands for Soldiers (HHFS) to show our military personnel our gratitude for what they do by sending them care packages containing some "comforts from the heartland."

Mainly gathering information from soldiers themselves on what they would need or like, the Lamoreuxs have come up with a long list of items to include in their care packages. Included in every box is an assortment of hygiene items and snacks, reading and writing materials, socks, batteries, a Bible, and even a back scratcher. Most importantly, each box includes a personal letter of appreciation and thanks. …

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