Local camp for military kids needs your help |
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The National Military Family Association supports a camp called Operation Purple every summer that brings together kids of military families, but this year their funding has been cut drastically.
Camp Carson just outside of Princeton hosts Operation purple the week of July fourth every summer.
The kids that attend all have one thing in common--one of their parents is currently deployed for military duties.
The camp is for kids 7 to 15. Camp Carson has started their own group to try and raise local funding so the kids can return this summer.
"It's Operation Military Family. We're trying to secure some corporate sponsors for each cabin just to make sure we can reach and fill those other beds with families who need that opportunity. During that week, all the kids that are here, all 150 of them, all get each other's world. They know their fears, their worries, their concerns," says Mark Scoular, director of Camp Carson.
If you want to offer a contribution or sponsor a cabin, you can reach Mark at (812) 385-3597.
For more information about Operation Purple and The National Military Family Association, visit http://www.militaryfamily.org/our-programs/operation-purple/.
14 News was there during Operation Purple 2012. For that story, visit http://www.14news.com/story/18952519/with-parents-deployed-opertation-purple-lets-kids-be-kids.
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