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Thanks a million Operation Sandbox GA continues troop support


SNELLVILLE — Buoyed by efforts begun a year ago, Operation Sandbox GA is looking to again show appreciation for American armed forces via Georgia Baptists.

Last November the group, which was begun by members of Park Place Baptist Church in Snellville, led a drive that ultimately sent more than 12,000 care packages to troops in Iraq.

Two efforts are in the works this year. One focus being promoted by the group is prayer. Operation Sandbox GA co-founder Virginia Pearson said a military prayer tree placed in a church’s sanctuary can be an effective way to remember those serving overseas.

“We need churches to focus prayer for our troops,” insisted Pearson. “I have a basketful of letters and emails from our troops asking and begging for prayer.”

Another goal of the group is to send one million thank you cards to troops. Pearson said all people need to do is write a thank you card for the project, titled “A Million Thanks,” and mail them to: Operation Sandbox GA; Attn: A Million Thanks; 4576 Lenora Church Rd.; Snellville, GA 30039. Please do not seal the cards or place postage on them, as they will be placed in care packages.


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