94th AAMDC gives supplies to local school

| August 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

Staff Sgt. Christopher J. Roberts
94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Public Affairs 

1st Sgt. Oubrinyahn Stonewall, HHB, 94th AAMDC, helps set up the display table containing $450 worth of school supplies, wich were donated by the Soldiers of the 94th AAMDC through the adopt-a-school program partnership with Linapuni Elementary School, Aug. 6. (Spc. Ashley M. Armstrong | 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Public Affairs)KALIHI —Soldiers of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command donated approximately $450 of school supplies to the students of Linapuni Elementary School, here, Aug. 6.

The 94th AAMDC raised money for the school donation drive in seven days, to acquire the various school supplies from glue to notebooks, which were donated to the 290 kids who will be attending the school this year.

“This is a great way to help the kids,” said Melenie Sagawa, student services coordinator, Linapuni Elem. “Some of (the students), before the partnership, could not go to school because of their lack of school supplies, especially for the homeless kids.”

Not only do children get something out of the donation, but so do the Soldiers of the 94th AAMDC.

“It is always a good feeling to be good neighbors and link arms with the community,” said Col. Ronald Hill, chaplain, 94th AAMDC. “We are helping the kids who really need it, with supplies and their education.”

Hill said he was very pleased with the turnout of donations and the team of Soldiers who supported the event.

“I am very proud of our Soldiers, and the satisfaction is great when (Soldiers) show their support (for the local community),” Hill continued. “We all share in the satisfaction of giving.”

The 94th AAMDC has been partnered with Linapuni Elem. since January 2006, through the adopt-a-school partnership program, under U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii’s Partnership of Ohana program.

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