Student recognized for project

December 19th, 2008    Author: Michael Bradley    Filed Under: News

Amelia student Cameron Williams has raised more than $1,000 to help send care packages to our troops stationed overseas.

Her W.O.L.F. project, which stands for Warriors Open Lines of Freedom, was her own idea started in January of this year. She enjoys designing art, which inspired her to start creating handmade jewelry to raise money to help pay the postage/shipping to send care packages to military men women fighting in conflict zones.

The 10-year-old, who lives with in Amelia with her parents Joan and Keith Yager, has made hundreds of necklaces, bracelets, pendants, earrings, and hair ties since starting the project.

For her efforts, the Clermont County Veteran's Service Commissioner honored Williams with an official plaque and a donation check for $250.00 for her W.O.L.F. project the morning of Dec. 10.

"It feels very good that I am being recognized here today," Williams said. "I just want to help people, and I hope the care packages make our soldiers happy."

In the 11 months since starting her project, Cameron has raised $1,050; all of the funds have enabled the U.S.O. Care Package Program to send 42 care packages overseas.

Danny Bare, executive director of the Clermont County Veteran's Service Commission, said that he cannot stress how important Cameron's project is, now and in the future.

"Long after we are gone, patriots like Cameron will carry the baton for soldiers and our veterans," Bare said. "She is a remarkable girl who wanted to help people, had an idea, ran with it - and look at what she has accomplished in under a year. It is wonderful and inspiring. The Board is so proud of her."

The entire Clermont community is encouraged to help Cameron and the W.O.L.F. project by calling the Yagers at (513) 753-4190.

All the handmade jewelry is priced at $3 and less.
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