Christmas Stockings
Part of Operation Warmheart
Christmas Mailing Comes Early For The Military
American Legion Post 157 started Operation Warm Heart last year as an effort to send Christmas stockings to our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.  We collected donations and stuffed stockings beginning in October through 15 November.   Mailing must be before Thanksgiving.  We included cards, pictures and letters from our local students and community.  When it was time to fill the stockings, we had the Young Life Christian Club teens form an assembly line along with the American Legion Auxiliary and adult volunteers.   I am proud to say 103 stockings made their way to some very grateful soldiers.  Several wrote thank-you letters back.  I am asking Madison residents to once again open up your hearts to those who are so far away from home-- especially the single soldiers.  Any group that wants to take on this project can contact Lisa Davis 661-0454. Checks can be mailed to American Legion Post 157 PO Box 991 Madison VA 22727. We must never forget the sacrifices these men and women and their families make for us and freedom.
Lisa Davis, Vice Commander