ESA Members Across the Country Prepare for Hope for Heroes
The Hope for Heroes program provides an opportunity, in some small way, to show appreciation toward military men and women as they guarantee freedom here in the USA and around the world. This freedom comes with a very large price tag and Epsilon Sigma Alpha is fortunate to be a part of showing the troops gratitude and honor. With 12,000 members and nearly 1,000 chapters, ESA is planning events across the country November 7-14, 2009.
Terri Breedlove, Missouri state council president, along with Missouri members will be supporting the families left behind by the Missouri National Guard. The families left behind need help, so members across the state will gather items at the state leadership meeting. A representative from the Missouri National Guard will speak. “I am looking to spreading the word and doing good works and share ESA with the local community,” explains Terri.
Vicky Jones of Alpha Delta Chapter of Cadiz, KY, and fellow chapter members plan to work with a local school. An Elán member of Alpha Delta attends the school. Alpha Delta members will provide each homeroom with material to be sent home with each student explaining Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Hope for Heroes, and a list of the much needed items to be collected. Other businesses and schools will be contacted for donations, and the high school students will be asked to pack up boxes.
Deb Hughes, Oklahoma state council president, and Oklahoma members are embracing the Hope for Heroes: An ESA National Event by raising awareness. At a recent meeting, each member received two pieces of ribbon – one to keep and one to give to someone else. The idea was to spark a conversation with someone when asked about the ribbon. The ribbon is the mechanism to open a conversation and to share with some else the invitation to experience ESA with us as we complete this activity and say thank you to our military personnel and their families.
Each of these is an incredible example of how ESA members are caring for troops around the world and families here in the US. Each event and each conversation is an opportunity for others to experience ESA, the good works, and fun with members.
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