January 17, 2019

Heard County FFA Participates in Community Service Project

(Fort Valley, GA) — Heard County FFA Chapter attended the Central Region FFA Leadership Rally on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 where they worked with the Area 3 and Area 4 FFA Area Officer Teams to collect items for our troops.

This community service project partnered with the organization Blue Star Mothers to help distribute the items that were collected to the troops serving overseas.

Blue Star Mothers is an outstanding organization that consists of a group of women who either have had or currently have children serving in our armed forces.

FFA Members donated numerous items for our troops including Tylenol, DVDs, Non-perishable Food items, Band aids, and other items. Dale McWhorter serves as the chapter advisor for Heard County FFA.

The goal of Blue Star Mothers is to support the many sons and daughters serving our wonderful country. Many people do not realize is that there are numerous men and women serving today without a connection “back home.”

While some soldiers are blessed with families who send them support through boxes, cards, letters and emails, there are many young men and women serving today who, for whatever reason, lack this very crucial emotional connection while serving far from home.

The emotional toll of war can be a terribly trying thing. Often, a simple care package with some socks, hard candy, comic books and games, or, for women, bottles of shampoo or body wash can bring such joy to these brave service people.

It takes very little to bring a simple smile and calm relief to those serving in dangerous places.

Community service is an important part of an FFA chapter serving as one of the three components of the chapter’s program of activities.

Not only does this project say thank you to the brave men and women serving our country overseas, but also gives students a chance to give back to their country’s service men and women.

FFA Feature

Pictured are Chapter President Zach Ball (L) and Kamren Barnett (R)

FFA students are required to complete a minimum number of community service hours in order to earn their State FFA degree and other FFA awards.

FFA is a national organization of over 610,240 members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture.

FFA is an integral part of the agricultural education program in public schools.

The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

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