Military reservists and active service members of the Commonwealth will receive once again the traditional care package as the CNMI Operation Homefront Support gears up for its fifth year.
Nola K. Hix, officer-in-charge for the program this year, urged the public and members of the Saipan Chamber of Commerce during Wednesday's general membership meeting to continue to send addresses of CNMI service members so they could receive the package.
Last year, the program sent around 250 care packages.
Hix said it is their mission to get as many updated addresses for CNMI enlisted servicemen and women stationed around the world.
“I want to ensure the public understands that the address they send in should be the address the enlisted will be stationed at sometime at the end of November or early December. The packages will be prepped on Saturday, Nov. 26, right before Thanksgiving and sent out the same week,” Hix said.
Addresses can be sent to email@example.com or call 28 SHARE (74273).
“We are excited and look forward to the community’s support as these efforts are something small but go a long way to show our military brothers and sisters we care,” said Hix.
She said they have already received a few requests for small CNMI flags and Saipan maps so that servicemembers could show their colleagues where they come from. This year, the campaign hopes to place “I LOVE SAIPAN” imprinted gifts, along with the usual magazines, newspapers, and edible local treats that are placed in the boxes every year.