Did you ever wonder the stress multiple deployments puts on a military marriage?

Do you know if a military family has a webcam or laptop to keep in touch with their soldier when they are actively serving?

Do you realize every time a military family relocates, children are moved to a new school?

Do you realize how many young children go around with no father or mother on a daily basis because their mom or dad is a soldier serving our country for our freedom?

Do you realize the financial hardships put on soldiers and their families? When relocating from state to state licenses do not always transfer causing additional financial hardships.

Humble Hearts for Hope does and it wants to bring the community together in support of our troops.

Humble Hearts For Hope, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization supporting local military troops and their families.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Slate Belt Chamber of Commerce will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 30 at First Baptist Church located at 3235 Linden Street in Bethlehem. First Baptist Church will be hosting Humble Hearts For Hope's Christmas in July event from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Christmas in July event will be accepting the following items from local businesses and residents: used cell phones, new toys for all ages, new or gently used coats for our Veterans, toothbrushes, hard candy, chewing gum, BOUNCE dryer sheets, Tampons, Neutrogena Shaving Cream (tube NO AEROSOL CANS PLEASE), beef jerky, body wash (men/women), corn starch baby powder, Gold Bond medicated powder body and foot, black licorice NIBS, NIPS, expired grocery coupons, etc. Monetary donations are also being accepted to offset the cost of shipping soldier care packages ($12.95 each) and providing for the military families in need during the holidays.

Humble Hearts is committed to raising strong community awareness for the need to support local military troops and providing support for their families in their times of need.

If you would like to learn how to make a difference in the life of a soldier or become a volunteer contact Humble Hearts via email: president@hhfh.org, visit www.hhfh.org or for more information about the event, call 484-764-8198.