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The Greater Fayetteville Family Launches Operation Home Front



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The Greater Fayetteville Family Launches Operation Home Front
[11/9/2004]

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The Greater Fayetteville Family Launches Operation Home Front,
Another Measure of Community Support for our Military

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – “It’s one more way we can show our gratitude and provide support for our military families,” says Roger Stancil, Fayetteville City Manager. He’s referring to Operation Home Front, an initiative now being spearheaded by numerous community organizations including the City of Fayetteville and Cumberland County.

Operation Home Front is a “hot line” military families can call for information, resources and assistance. Manned by volunteers based at the Cumberland County Main Library, the hot line – at 323-CARE (2273) – is open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Friday and Saturday, and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday. Volunteers help by providing information on everything from area activities, child care, auto repairs, and pet care/boarding, to referrals for other resources they may need. Special training is provided for the Operation Home Front volunteers.
“This is not an effort to duplicate services already offered through the traditional military sources,” says Stancil. “It’s another way we can solidify our sense of community and show our military personnel and their families that we understand their situation. We want the spouses and children of deployed personnel to know that, if they choose to stay here, the community is behind them 100%.” Information provided by Operation Home Front includes special services, offers and discounts available to military families from area businesses.
Operation Home Front has generated widespread enthusiasm and support among people from all segments of the community. The Greater Fayetteville family recognizes the important contributions of our military residents, both as defenders of our nation’s freedom and as vital, active members of our community. Anyone interested in serving as a volunteer for the hotline can call 323-CARE for more information or to sign up.

Additional note: Message line is setup for hours when library is closed. Can also email questions to careline@cumberland.lib.nc.us .

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