Project Description

Valerie served in the Army in Balad, Iraq, during OIF from 2006-2008.  Her duties there included Tower Guard, running ECPs (Entry Control Points) and communications.  She also was a motor transport operator and participated in supply convoy operations.

While Valerie was working hard to obtain her master’s degree in criminal justice, she struggled to make ends meet financially.  Valerie needed clothes for herself and her two growing children.

Songs4Soldiers partnered with Fashion Attic 4 Kids and Illini Pediatrics, LLC, both in Columbia, IL, as well as Lindsay Pulse, Bud and Katie Amos and other members of our wonderful community who donated clothes for this beautiful family.

Read a heartfelt poem written by Valerie, for Songs4Soldiers.