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Liberty University gives back to honor America’s military

August 11, 2011  |  Heather Michaels

In a timely month, one in which America celebrates her independence, Liberty University determined to honor those men and women currently serving to protect her freedom by establishing a care package campaign.

According to Liberty University’s Director of Military Affairs, Emily Foutz, during the summer of 2011 the Enrollment Management staff wanted to join together to express their appreciation to America’s servicemembers by sending care packages to those deployed overseas.

“The staff raised enough support to send care packages and Bibles by the end of the summer,” Foutz said.

Deciding to proactively engage in the military care package initiative, staff from Liberty University’s Online, Resident Enrollment, and Financial Aid departments all participated to show their support.

Each week bags of donated items and hand-written notes of appreciation were brought in by Liberty staff members. Items were collected within three categories including recreation, food, and hygiene.

“I want to thank everyone who has given to this effort,” Foutz said. “We hope that our sincere love and appreciation for our troops will be felt as they receive these packages.”

Liberty’s intentional focus on military servicemembers does not rest on this campaign alone.

Serving the military is a primary objective for Liberty University. Currently enrolling nearly 20,000 military students, Liberty values the importance of helping them achieve their academic and professional goals.

As a military friendly school, Liberty offers many special benefits to servicemembers. With services such as a dedicated Military Support Office, credit for military training, tuition discounts, and book vouchers, Liberty offers servicemembers the opportunity and flexibility to earn their degree.