Alpa Phi Omega (APO) is a co-ed service fraternity dedicated to promoting lifelong values of commitment to service. As a service fraternity, we participate in service opportunities in our local community, as well as providing service to our school. Last year, we became involved with “Operation We Care, Inc.”, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Founded in 2007 by the Eastern Shore Chapter of Harley Davidson owners, “Operation We Care” sends care packages to deployed military troops worldwide and provides support for local families dealing with challenges while their loved ones are deployed. This Saturday, October 26th my students and I will hold our second semi-annual 10-hour care package drive at our local (North) WalMart. Our hope is that, with the generous support of our school and community, we will be able to once again fill a Salisbury University cargo van full of items to be shipped to our troops in time for the upcoming holidays.
The goal for this Christmas shipment is 700 care packages; however, “Operation We Care” sends care packages year-round to our deployed men and women.