Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Back to School Water Park Bash Gives Back to Local Veterans

Celebrate the end of summer while helping a worthy cause and join Operation Stand Down: No Veteran Left Behind at this year's back to school bash at Point Mallard Park in Decatur. 

We will be collecting donations such as personal care items, toiletries, underwear, socks, t-shirts, and nonperishable foods to go to Operation Stand Down: No Veteran Left Behind. According to local officials, it is estimated there are nearly 1,000 homeless people in North Alabama and approximately 30% of these being homeless or displaced veterans. Operation Stand Down: No Veteran Left Behind believes that no veteran should be homeless; No veteran who wants to work should be jobless; No veteran should feel hopeless; and No veteran will be left behind.

Details, Details
Child (ages 5-11) tickets*: $14 
Adult (ages 12+) tickets*: $14
Meal Only Tickets**: 7.50
*Child and adult tickets include admission, meal and patch. Children 4 and under are free; does not include meal or patch. **Meal only ticket (to be used with season passes) includes meal and patch. It does not include admission. This event is open to the public. 

Facebook Challenge
Have older girls who would be interested in brining awareness to the sensitive issue of veteran suicide? Join Operation Stand Down: No Veteran Left Behind's challenge to do 22 push-ups to bring awareness to the fact 22 veterans commit suicide every day. Check out their Facebook page and share photos or video of your challenge by emailing them to communications@girlscoutsnca.org.