Last year, Elaine Saba (Jim O’Farrell’s sister) learned about a non-profit organization called Making Cards for Our Troops. Being that Anne Arundle County has many military residents, Elaine thought she would put together a program. A program where they can showcase the work Making Cards for Our Troops are doing and attract county residents into the library. On Saturday, January 28th from 10:30-12:30 the public library held a card making program at the branch.
(Told by Elaine) “While I was talking with Vicky, I was reminded of all the good work my brother’s company (AMSG), does to support active duty, reserve duty and discharged U.S. military service men and women. I contacted my brother Jim and asked him if he’d like to help. I was thinking his company could make a little donation to help with postage and supplies. Jim was so excited and happy to help. You see, we grew up in Annapolis, my father attended the Naval Academy and so did Jim. Jim spent many nights at the old Annapolis Library studying during his years at Annapolis High School, and he remembers them fondly. As we talked about the program and the library, he decided that he’d make a donation to Making Cards for our Troops, in person!”
Last Saturday AMSG’s Veteran Resource Group supported this event by volunteering their time to make blank cards for troops so they are able to send greetings home from overseas. Jim was honored to present a check to the cause. We would also like to thank the team members that participated in the event.
For more information on the organization: https://www.facebook.com/cards4troops/