Actor Sinise works with SOUTHCOM to deliver school supplies to children in Haiti
MIAMI (May 31, 2011) -- Actor Gary Sinise speaks during a press conference at U.S. Southern Command headquarters about the delivery of 2,560 donated school supply kits to children in Haiti. Sinise, co-founder of Operation International Children (OIC) that donated the supplies, worked with SOUTHCOM and People to People International to make the humanitarian delivery possible. The school supplies will be distributed in mid-June by U.S. military personnel during an ongoing humanitarian exercise in Haiti. (Photo by Art McQueen)
Posted On: May 31 2011
By U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs
MIAMI (May 31, 2011) -- Gary Sinise, actor and co-founder of Operation International Children (OIC), visited U.S. Southern Command headquarters here to discuss the delivery of 2,560 donated school supply kits to children in Haiti through a SOUTHCOM exercise.
The donated school supplies were delivered to Haiti on Monday and will be distributed by U.S. military personnel from Task Force Bon Voizen (Good Neighbor) in mid-June during an ongoing humanitarian assistance exercise in the Artibonite Department. Sinise’s OIC worked with SOUTHCOM and People to People International to make the humanitarian delivery possible.
“It’s very, very important we do what we can to help the military and help others and that’s what our program does,” said Sinise, who founded the nongovernmental organization after witnessing four children sharing one pencil during a visit to Iraq.
During his visit, Sinise met with SOUTHCOM leaders to discuss the Haiti delivery and the work of his foundation.
“[OIC is] a military support program to help them help the children in these devastated and war torn areas around the world,” he said....
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