By Tim Kowols
Adopt-a-Soldier Door County founder Nancy Hutchinson was honored on the floor of the Wisconsin State Assembly Thursday for efforts to support local members of the Armed Forces. The recognition is a part of the Assembly’s Hometown Heroes program, which seeks to identify and recognize individuals from around the state making a difference in their communities. With over 1,500 packages being sent to 190 local service members annually, United States Marine Sklyar Schopf says Hutchinson’s commitment to the troops is special.
Adopt-a-Soldier Door County was founded nine years ago after Hutchinson sent a care package to a family friend and has grown to reach other soldiers and donations from local people to national corporations.