Air Force Academy: Chaplains Will Lead Toy Drive

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

The Air Force Academy says the Chaplain Corps will be responsible for organizing cadet volunteers and donations for a toy drive sponsored by a Christian-affiliated organization.

Cadets originally sent out an email to other cadets calling for volunteers and donations for “Operation Christmas Child,” a toy drive sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse. Air Force rules, however, say the Chaplain Corps is responsible for advertising faith-based programs and events.

Brig. Gen. Richard Clark, the Commandant of Cadets, says that he asked the Cadet Chaplain Corps to work on the event after realizing the oversight. He says the cadets had good intentions, but “this was something that should have started with the Chaplains, not the Cadet Wing.”

Cadets, Clark says, can still participate through the Chaplain Corps.


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  • by Joye Location: Milton, Fl on Nov 8, 2011 at 06:29 PM
    This is great news. Purchased my shoe boxes material and glad for the cadets assist in sending them on the way.
  • by Sandra Location: Tujunga, CA on Nov 7, 2011 at 10:58 AM
    Thank you for doing this. It is terrible that one person could object to giving needy children a gift.
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