Friday, July 15, 2011

A Night Supporting Local Heroes

On Wednesday, July 6th members of my staff and I were honored to spend some time with a truly special organization in Wilmington known as "Local Heroes".

The organization was founded 6 years ago by Wilmington selectman and Veteran's Agent Lou Cimaglia and meets every Wednesday at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus at 7 p.m. to pack boxes of needed items such as books and magazines, snacks, and toiletries for our service men and women serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Middle East.

To date Local Heroes has shipped over 13,000 packages. To learn more about the organization or to either donate time or supplies please click here to visit their website. With your help and continued dedication from people like Lou, Local Heroes will continue to provide comfort to our military men and women who are far from home.

Here are some photos of the evening's events: