Operation Spirit Sends Cookies Overseas

by Brittany Shannon on June 2, 2010 at 4:46 am

While often seen delivering cookies, today Girl Scouts were sending them further than normal.

Boxes of cookies were unloaded today at Operation Spirit, where they will then be shipped to troops overseas. Even at a young age, they know the importance of helping.

Here’s what they had to say when asked why they sell cookies. "To help people, to help soldiers."

Melodie Pittman of Operation Spirit says that the community outreach is overwhelming. Besides helping, she says the best part is the response she gets from grateful soldiers.

"A lot of letters, a lot of photos. the last time we sent Girl Scout cookies we got a lot of photos with grins from ear to ear holding the Girl Scout cookies," says Pittman.

To find out how you can send something to our troops, you can go onto Operation Smile’s website at www.operationspiritinc.com.