EFMP hosting summer camp for special needs children

Do you know why people in the military stand out? They stand out because of their selfless service to their country.

Throughout the military, there are special organizations and different individuals that portray as well as deliver quality service.

One organization that particularly stands out is Army Community Service, also known as ACS. They provide honest service and information to make life a little easier for people in the military community.

Working at ACS has been a true learning experience because of all the friendly employees. Each day people walk out of ACS with a smile on their face knowing that somebody reached out and made a difference in their life.

One program that really makes a difference for families is the Exceptional Family Members Program, also called EFMP.

Families with unique needs may not feel connected with their community or know where they can get help with certain services. EFMP is here to help by providing assistance with services like medical, education and housing as well as connecting families with similar situations, to help build friendships.

During summertime, EFMP provides special needs children with a summer camp where memories are created and new experiences are cherished.
From Aug. 15 to 19, children between the ages of 6 and 12 can enjoy a fun-filled week. These 16 campers, who must be enrolled in CYS, get to go out to the animal zoo, play grounds, the bowling alley, amusement park, make arts and crafts, read, enjoy face painting, and play games for free.

Registering is easy; just contact the EFMP manager by calling 493-4094 or 0631-3406-4094.

It truly is an exciting summer for these campers and the fun never ends as it opens doors to finding hidden talents and skills. It is beyond care and understanding when it comes to EFMP or ACS; it is about heart, and thanking the military service members and their families for what they have done, what they are doing, and what they will do.

(by LaShirine Howard)