Stories tagged with: Operation Spirit

April 9, 2010 - 4:35pm
5 years 16 weeks ago

You can help two groups Saturday just by buying a box of cookies.

Local Girl Scout troops are holding a drive-thru cookie sale at the Muskingum County Welcome Center in downtown Zanesville. For only three dollars you can purchase a box for yourself or with the help of Operation Spirit you can choose to send a box to the troops overseas.

"The soldiers love their Girl Scout cookies and of course you can't get them over there so we're going to help them get some Girl Scout...

December 2, 2009 - 4:45pm
5 years 35 weeks ago

Although distance might keep soldiers from reading to their children every night in person, one program is allowing them to do so in spirit.

United Through Reading is a non-profit organization which provides an opportunity for parents to read to their children from a far while serving their country.

"It gives a connection," said Melodie Pittman of Operation Spirit in Zanesville. "It keeps their children from forgetting what mom or dad looks like. When they're very...

September 26, 2009 - 5:06pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
 

Christmas may be three months away, but local Girl Scouts are sending Christmas cheer abroad.

Cards covered in stickers and glitter are being sent via Operation Spirit to troops stationed overseas. The 500 cards hold messages thanking troops for their service or saying "We Love You". The cards will accompany care...

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