Pantexans showed their community spirit last week when employees, along with their families and friends, volunteered their time at two local nonprofit organizations.
More than 40 volunteers came to an event called America Supports You, Texas to assemble care packages for our troops in Afghanistan. America Supports You, Texas was founded in 2005 to create awareness and support for active military men and women, as well as veterans in our area. More than 200 boxes filled with snacks, personal care items and books were mailed overseas the next morning.
Another group of Pantexans and their families went to the High Plains Food Bank to lend a hand with its community garden. The garden was severely damaged in hail storms last month. The majority of the garden’s produce benefits children and afterschool programs throughout the year.
The garden has only two full-time employees and relies heavily on volunteers to help out. With the help of the Pantexan volunteers, the garden is expected to recover and produce fruits and vegetables well into the fall season.