Did you know that Naval Hospital Jacksonville has, on average, 1,000 military babies born each year? And that’s at just ONE Navy hospital, in ONE Navy town, in ONE Navy state!
That’s a Lot of Babies!
Military parents know the joys – and the responsibilities – of raising little Americans, but they also have the added stresses of being far from family, friends, and many times spouses.
Community Becomes Crucial
When I asked our Greater Jacksonville Area USO about the idea of making crocheted items for local military families, Development Director Bob Ross responded with this note:
“We could use all the baby items your group wants to make. Naval Hospital Jacksonville has, on average, 1,000 military babies born each year and your efforts and generosity would certainly be welcomed by the new moms.”
Bob Ross, Development Director Greater Jacksonville Area USO
Little Feet are a Big Deal!
The job is big, but the heart of our country is bigger.
Will you join Operation LITTLE FEET?
A Little Bit About the USO
From the USO website:
“Caring For Our Troops, Home and Abroad”
“We are a qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit charity and exist solely on the generous support of individuals, corporations, foundations and funraising efforts. We do not receive any Federal or State funding and we are not a government agency. We do receive limited support from the United Way. Our mission is to support our Military members and their families whose sacrifices ensure the freedom of America.”
REALITY CHECK: I feel a bit overwhelmed with this opportunity, but I’m putting my hand to the hook – and my fingers to the keyboard – praying for God’s grace to multiply, multiply, multiply. Will it be a one-month thing, a one-year thing, or a long-term thing? I dunno, but I do know this: It’s a today thing.
I don’t know what tomorrow holds, but I know Who holds tomorrow.
Speaking of tomorrows …
More Ways to Help Our Military
For More Information about the USO
- What I Thought I Knew and What I Learned About the USO
- Find the Nearest USO Center
- Official USO Blog