More than 150 members of the Kentucky National Guard's 206th Engineer Battalion were deployed to the Middle East over the summer. This is your chance to send them a "piece of home".

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Many Kentucky National Guard's 206th Engineer Battalion soldiers were sent on a year-long deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. They're missing their family members, friends and community. They're missing home. And, they'll be missing birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. This is a small, but wonderful way to say thank you!

The first round for the Adopt-a-Soldier Care Package Project will happen on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 from 9 AM – 1 PM. Students and staff at the Daviess County Public Schools have been putting together care packages to send to our brave soldiers. This will be a wonderful chance to say thank you for their service and sacrifice. A chance to send a piece of home and just in time for the holidays.

Donation drop off will begin at 8AM and will continue until around 12PM at the Owensboro National Guard Armory. Once complete, all packages will be delivered to Packages Plus for shipping.

Here's a list of what can and can't be shipped.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

* Donations from the community at large are welcome and greatly appreciated.
* Volunteers needed.
* As needed, large white military APO boxes will be available.
* Greater Vision Baptist Church will be providing refreshments for all volunteers.
* A few remaining 2018 Kentucky Remembers shirts and hoodies will be available for a suggested donation.
* In person registration for the Kentucky Remembers 5K will also be open throughout the morning.

* Round 2 for Adopt a Soldier will be held in March. However, donations are being accepted throughout the duration of the deployment and can be dropped off at the Clerks Office, 211 St Ann Street.

3300 Tamarack Rd, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301

If you want to send a package or card on your own, here's some dates to remember.