AFJROTC Organizes a Hygiene Drive

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0 period AFJROTC class organizing a few of the items donated for the veterans drive.

AFJROTC hosted a hygiene drive in partnership with Volunteers of America from Oct. 28 to Nov. 12. Students, clubs, teachers and cadets were all welcomed to donate new hygiene items to give back to homeless veterans all around Orange County.

“This drive will go to the representative from Volunteers of America and they will gather these supplies and others from around Orange County. The supplies will then be distributed to veterans in Orange County that are being placed in homes and don’t have any hygiene products. The supplies will also go to homeless veterans that have little to nothing to their name,” said Lt. Col. Ivan Acosta from the AFJROTC program.

This year was the first year our school has participated in this drive for veterans. AFJROTC ended with a total of four big boxes of items donated by many around the campus. Cadet Staff Sergeant Christopher Morrell said, “The outcome was amazing seeing how many people donated for our veterans who don’t have that much in life.”

Not only is this drive helpful for the veteran’s who are in need of these items, but it also reminds us to thank those who put their lives on the line for this nation. Acosta said, “We teach cadets the importance of volunteering as well as providing services back to the community.  It is a key and major mission for the cadets to learn to become better citizens for the community and our nation.”