The nationally recognized Chelmsford Military Community Covenant Task Force is planning a full slate of activities for 2013. The highlight of the year will be a volunteer appreciation cook out in the summer to thank all the volunteers and contributors to the Task Force, which supports local military members and their families.
The year will kick off with an Outreach and Fundraising Campaign to support the mission of the task force. Activities include a September 11th Remembrance, meetings with local military and community organizations, participation in the Chelmsford Volunteer fair, and our annual hamburger and hot dog sale sponsored by the South Chelmsford Agway on Armed Forces Day in May. “We had a great 2012 and are really looking forward to expanding our outreach and bringing more volunteers and businesses on board to support the military families in our community,” noted Committee Chairman, Pat Wojtas.
The top priority for the task force will continue to be supporting families of deployed military members. The task force provides lawn mowing, snow removal, household maintenance, errands and other needs for the family members who support our deployed military personnel. In addition, the task force supports all other military members in the local community, especially our veterans who need special assistance. If you would like to help, or if you know of anyone who could benefit from the services of the task force, please contact the committee through our web site at http://www.townofchelmsford.us/Military_Community_Covenant.cfm or become a Facebook friend of the Chelmsford Military Community Covenant.
The Chelmsford Military Community Covenant was established by the Chelmsford Board of Selectmen in 2009 in partnership with Hanscom Air Force Base as to support military families living in Chelmsford. The primary purpose of the program is to make Chelmsford feel more welcoming for military families by drawing upon a support network of volunteers and contributions from the local business community.