Semper Fi Sisters bring Beach Blast, Boxes of Love next week

Published: Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 10:32 AM.

Her captain found out, wondered about expanding it department-wide, got the sheriff to sign off and before long Williams’ efforts garnered attention in local weekly and daily newspapers.

She received emails from officers at the Walton County Correctional Facility with questions from inmates wondering what they might be able to do.

This past weekend she set up a donation table in front of a local WalMart and collected nearly $300 worth of items.

One man asked, since he didn’t have goods to donate, would money be alright? Yes. He passed over $50.

“You hear a lot of people say they support the military, but when it comes to action they aren’t so positive,” Williams. “I’ve met a lot of people who follow their words with action.”

As the contact for her local campaigns, Williams has also received her share of calls that, she said, just took her aback.

One woman called about her son, a 14-year-old. He was concerned about members of the military having sufficient modes of entertainment in far off lands.

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