Rotary Clubs Donate $4,500 From Flags for Heroes Project

Members of the Wicomico Rotary, Salisbury Sunrise Rotary, and the Rotary Club of Salisbury came together July 19 to present a $4,500.00 donation to “Operation We Care”.  The donation was made possible from the funds raised by the three Clubs from the inaugural year of their joint “Flags For Heroes” project.  This project provided a way for members of the community to honor their personal heroes by sponsoring American Flags.  The flags were proudly displayed during the two weeks surrounding Memorial Day, 2016, at the Hobbs Road & Route 50 intersection in Salisbury.

Regularly, “Operation We Care” sends Care Boxes to our military personnel serving overseas in various areas, including Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait and Afghanistan.  These boxes are filled with everything from toiletries, like shampoo, to non-perishable snacks, like granola bars.  Their next shipment is scheduled for mid-November when they anticipate filling 800 boxes.  The funds raised by the three Wicomico County Rotary Clubs will support mailing costs for approximately 270 of these Care Boxes.

The Flags For Heroes will be conducted annually.  If you missed an opportunity to participate this year, look for the display to return Memorial Day 2017.  To learn more about Rotary and their Flags for Heroes project, please visit www.flags4heroes.org, or the project’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Flags4HeroesWicomico.

To learn more about supporting our troops through Operation We Care, visit: www.operationwecare.org, of the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OpWeCare.

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Cutline: Members of the three local Rotary Clubs recently presented a $4,500 donation to Operation We Care made possible by the inaugural Flags For Heroes project, jointly sponsored by the clubs.  Pictured, left to right, are Brad Sutliffe, President of the Sunrise Rotary Club; Jeff and Diana Merritt, Operation We Care; Ron Boltz, Sunrise Rotary Club; Audrey Orr, Immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of Salisbury; Wesley Cox, Immediate Past President of the Wicomico Rotary Club; Amy Luppens, Immediate Past President of the Sunrise Rotary Club; B.J. Summers, Rotary Club of Salisbury and Bill Ferguson, Rotary Assistant District Governor.

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