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Good Deed: The Purple Hearts

February 20th, 2009

Last week, I received a call from the Purple Heart Pick Up Service. I was asked to donate unwanted household items, toys, stuffed animals, and clothing. I was asked to bag the items, label them for the Purple Heart and leave them on my front porch for Thursday, February 5th pick-up in my neighborhood. I had items already bagged in my basement and my son Seamus and I left them on the porch. You can contact the Purple Heart and request a pick-up. (www.purpleheartpickup.org)

The web site also offers some interesting information about The Military Order of the Purple Heart. It is the only organization composed entirely of combat wounded veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Funding for veteran’s services, welfare, rehabilitation, and educational programs comes from the Purple Heart Service Foundation, Inc. The Purple Heart supports and sponsors programs which benefit all veterans and their families. Funds for these programs are raised by the sale of donated items from the Purple Heart Pick-Up Service.

I found this to be an easy way to help clean out my house as well as support the veterans of America.

By Mrs. Karen O’Brien, First Grade Teacher and Parent of Fifth Grader, Seamus O’Brien