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Release October 30, 2013
Marietta High School JROTC Drive Day
Benefits The Empty Stocking Fund, Nov. 2
Drive Day annual fundraising campaign
MARIETTA, GA -–Marietta High School (MHS) Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) cadets will once again participate in their annual JROTC Drive Day, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, to benefit The Empty Stocking Fund. Each year more than 2,500 cadets representing 30 metro Atlanta high school JROTC programs collect donations throughout their community to help provide gifts to more than 50,000 metro area children living in poverty.
“In addition to increasing visibility and raising contributions for a good cause, JROTC Drive Day encourages students to get involved in their communities by helping others and, in return, provides them with a sense of pride for their efforts,” said Chief Master Sergeant Jose Alfaro, MHS Aerospace Science Instructor. “Each year, MHS cadets actively support this activity, and help to raise a significant amount of funds to help area families.”
As one of the project’s sponsors, Kroger allows cadets to fundraise at more than 50 metro area stores. MHS cadets will be at the following Marietta Kroger locations, Saturday, Nov. 2:
- 1122 Powers Ferry Rd.
- 2100 Roswell Rd.
- 1000 Whitlock Ave.
- 1690 Powder Springs Rd.
- 3600 Dallas Hwy.
To learn more about MHS AFJROTC Drive Day to benefit The Empty Stocking Fund or to make a contribution contact Lieutenant Colonel James T. Wilson at 770-428-2631 ext. 1232