Osceola Middle School student receives The President’s Volunteer Service Award
Feb. 21, 2019
Graci Tubbs, a seventh-grader at Osceola Middle School, is a recipient of The President’s Volunteer Service Award. This award recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country. Graci was nominated for the national honor because of her volunteer service.
“Over the past year, you have served as a model of the American spirit,” said a letter with the White House seal and signed by President Donald Trump. “Your many hours of service have strengthened the bonds of cooperation and trust that bring people together while helping to address some of the greatest challenges of our time.”
As part of a class project in 2015 when she was a fourth-grader, Graci created Operation: Military Matters which collects supplies from the community and sends care packages to military members serving overseas. In December 2016, Operation: Military Matters became a corporation and on March 16, 2016, it became a nonprofit.
Now, Graci speaks to civic organizations and the military to let them know about Operation: Military Matters. Her efforts help raise support and donations so that she can continue sending care packages overseas to the military.