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Sierra Club a camp booster: Donation to aid children in military families

Sierra Club a camp booster: Donation to aid children in military families
Sierra Club a camp booster: Donation to aid military children
GERRY SMITH

Washington --- For one week this summer, children will kayak along the Broad River, learn the history of the Cherokee Indians and roast marshmallows with other children who know what it feels like to have a parent in the military.

The 55 campers in Danielsville will participate in "Operation Purple" --- a free summer program that hosts 3,500 military children at 34 camps in 26 states, including two in Georgia. "If not for this experience, they may not be able to go to camp, sometimes because they can't afford it," said Pamela McBride, the program manager for the Army Reserve Child and Youth Services.

On Thursday, the Sierra Club announced it will donate more than $1 million to send an additional 1,000 military children to Operat…
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