By Pfc. Justin Mills, 3rd Sustainment Brigade Public AffairsSeptember 8, 2011
FORT STEWART, Ga. - Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Third Infantry Division, will spend the month of September giving back to the community by participating in Operation Providers Comfort, a brigade-wide clothing drive.
"The Soldiers are ready and willing to participate in this program," said Staff Sgt. Maurice Young, the 3rd SB Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers representative. "I've seen Soldiers helped by the community in times of need, and as a Soldier you always want to give back when you can."
Soldiers are encouraged to participate by dropping off items such as gently used adult and children's clothing, baby accessories, toys and books.
To help elicit greater participation the process of donating has been made as easy as possible. Drop boxes will be located outside the individual unit's Family Readiness Support Assistant's office. Soldiers need only drop off their donated items on the way to or from work. All donated items will be distributed to local community shelters and lending closets.
"All the Soldier has to do is put the items into a bag and drop it off in one of the bins," said Ricky Potts, the Family Readiness Support Assistant for the 3rd SB. "We'll take care of everything else; including sorting the items to make sure they get to the appropriate charities. All we ask is that the items only be lightly used so they can still help the Families who will receive them."
The community always supports Third Infantry Division Soldiers, no matter what, and without them the Families here wouldn't be taken care of as well as they are, said Potts. "It feels good to give back, so we always jump at the opportunity when it presents itself."
"We want to show the community that we are out there helping and doing the best we can without wanting any recognition," said Staff Sgt. Young. "The 3rd SB Soldiers strive to make a difference in the community and exude the level of excellence expected of all Dog Face Soldiers."
For additional information, contact your unit's FRSA office.