But Patricia Stricherz sends a back-to-school note that shouldn't wait:
Operation Homefront SoDak has started their back-to-school drive to provide backpacks and school supplies to children of deployed troops.
If you would like to help, 2nd Street Diner in Madison is a drop-off location for new backpacks, as well as ABC Seamless in Sioux Falls. Another way to help is to visit the Dollar Tree Store in your area and make a dollar donation that goes to Operation Homefront for supplies.
If you are a family of a deployed military member, please call 888-293-3775 or email us at sodak /at\ operationhomefront \dot/ net to register for back-to-school supplies.
Operation Homefront South Dakota
Got a buck? A book? A backpack? Support the troops; give Patricia a shout and donate.