Operation Platte County
Soldier Support now underway
Do you have a loved one who has been deployed to Iraq?
Do you feel helpless and are searching for a way to help?
In accordance with National Public Health Month, the
Platte County Health Department (PCHD) is partnering with
the Platte County Ministerial Alliances to initiate a
county-wide drive to support our local soldiers.
"Health not only involves physical health, but also
mental, spiritual and social health. This project is designed
to provide emotional support to our local heroes and also
build community support in this time of emotional uncertainty.
People want to help, but don't always know how. This is
a way to become involved," PCHD Director Mary Jo
The PCHD is seeking the names and addresses of deployed
soldiers with family from Platte County, in order to distribute
care packages to our military heroes. If you know someone,
please call the Platte County Health Department with the
service member's full name (with our without rank or rating)
and the Unit. PCHD must have the APO/FPO address with
the nine-digit zip code. Please call (816) 858-2412 and
ask for Ame' or Janice or email information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PCHD is requesting donations of items to be included
in the care packages. Only the following limited items
will be accepted:
Sun screen -SPF 30+
Personal wipes/facial wipes-small packages
Kool-Aide-presweetended powdered packets
Hard candy and gum-individually wrapped
Phone cards-international ship to shore only
Writing materials, greeting cards and pens.
Word puzzle books
Snack foods in small packages (2 ounces)
Donated items may be dropped off at the following locations:
Platte County Health Department, 212 Marshall Road, Platte
City or Platte County Health Department, 4443 NW Gateway,
You may contact any Platte County Church to see if they
are an established drop site for this drive.
The cost of shipping one eight pound box is approximately
$15. PCHD is in need of tax-deductible monetary donations
to assist with this cost of shipping. Please send donations
Platte County Health Dept.
212 Marshall Road
Platte City, Mo. 64079
The collection deadline for this initial drive is April