By Doris Elmore
The Operation Honor Guard is asking all local businesses and individuals to help support the local Honor Guard with donations on the Day of Giving, Thursday, May 13. Persons will be able to donate at the SavMor Pharmacy parking lot on Rt. 36 in Tuscola from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ways to contribute include:
* Ask each employee to make a donation of their choice and bring to drop off site.
* The business can make a donation themselves directly or in conjunction with the employees’ donation.
All money stays in the local area and is used to buy matching uniforms, and supplies for your local Honor Guard units.
Operation Honor Guard, NFP is a 501(c)(3) that raises money for veteran service organizations that provide military funerals for fallen veterans. The organization was started by a funeral director in Danville, IL, who saw the need to help the Honor Guards in his hometown replace mismatched and worn uniforms. Members of Honor guards often pay to acquire their own uniforms and gear. Many even pay their own travel expenses. Operation Honor Guard, NFP’s mission is to outfit every Honor guard in the United States.
If you have questions about the event, please contact Heather Madden at SavMor Pharmacy 217-253-2309 or Jerry Hall at WCIA 217-373-3691.