Cool idea to help U.S. soldiers

Published 10:34 pm Friday, January 22, 2010

It’s no surprise that our soldiers stationed overseas love receiving gifts from back home, and those that go to the trouble of sending packages to our men and women deserve commendation.

It’s rare to see a truly unique idea, but Jemison Middle Schools teachers and students have just that.

The JMS Student Government Association is sponsoring a school-wide project, Operation Freeze Iraq, through Feb. 12. The goal was set at 1,500 freeze pops, but nearly 3,000 have already been collected.

“Every student was asked to bring at least two unfrozen freeze pops,” said seventh-grader Griffin Street, SGA vice president. “One fifth grade classroom has already collected 1,600.”

The last day to donate is Feb. 12. Businesses, churches and individuals may also make a monetary donation to help with shipping expenses. All those who donate will have their name printed on the box.

There are plenty of ways to support our troops fighting for our freedom in foreign lands, but this idea is worthy of special mention.