A Little Q&A about OpPAL
With the start of 2013 we thought a question and answer section might be an appropriate way to start out our January newsletter.
Question: How does the program work?
Answer: This outreach program is ongoing and operates year round. Family, friends and military personnel are encouraged to contact us to request support for the ill or injured. Cards and letters written are accepted to the OpPAL Post Office Box and volunteers sort and package them to send once per month to the participants. Please remember to check the list of active participants on the website frequently so you are working with the most current information.
Question: What should I say when I write?
Answer: Anything written from the heart will always be well received. Words of encouragement and a thank-you for their service and sacrifice are appropriate. Notes and drawings from children always bring smiles, no matter the message.
Question: Will they write back?
Answer: Please know that your cards and letters are very much appreciated. However, these individuals' conditions are often severe; it is unlikely they will respond to you personally as they are focusing on recovery.
If you have a question or need more information about Operation Prayers and Letters, don't hesitate to ask us.