Limited Operations With Unlimited Support
Our various leaders and officials have called on all of us to prioritize the health and safety of our families.
And, while the COVID-19 virus has pushed us all into new territory, keeping our community healthy strong is what we do Every. Single. Day.
And it’s what we will continue to do at Fort Bragg until we resume normal operations.
Although we won’t be able to see you in the near future, please return here often for updates and new information. Like yourselves, we continue to carefully monitor the situation and discuss how best to return safely to normal operations.
For now, we are postponing all programs (except for the Food Pantry). Find out more below regarding specifics:
- Operation Hero (Closed until school resumes)
- Before and After School program (Closed until school resumes)
- Operation Little Learners (Closed until school resumes)
- Children's Waiting Room (Closed until Womack Army Medical Center deems this service safe to continue)
- Operation Kid Comfort (Closed until ASYMCA Fort Bragg reopens to the public)
- Bragg Worthy Gowns (Closed until ASYMCA Fort Bragg reopens to the public)
- Baby Bundles (Closed until ASYMCA Fort Bragg reopens to the public)
As with everyone else, we are moving as much as possible online to continue to provide what support we can to the service members and their families who stand up for us day in and day out.
Available Resources and Support
We’ve gathered information on several sites with events and information to help you while you hunker down at home. We will continue to work to keep the list updated as we move forward.
Food Options for Kids –
Health Information – Womack Army Medical Center
Armed Services YMCA – Information and resources from our HQ
CDC – Coronavirus, or COVID-19, information, latest updates and need-to-know updates
Military Health Network – The Department of Defense (DOD) officials are closely monitoring the outbreak of the respiratory illness known now as COVID 19.
World Health Organization – Outbreak updates and health information regarding COVID-19
Engage with Education
With schools closed, we are all seeking alternatives to keep kids engaged and learning. Experts suggest families create a schedule and try to stick it with it. Make sure reading time, recess and play make the schedule so it’s well-rounded.
Remember, people who homeschool full-time aim average about two to three hours a day, so don’t try to sit your kids down for the entire school day. The kitchen makes a great place to learn math, and an outdoor classroom is a wonderful way to get fresh air. Now is a great opportunity to teach your kids how to do laundry, cook dinner, or sew a button.
Here are some homeschooling resources:
- Library – Access the library's digital resources including videos, audio books, music and more!
- Bill Nye the Science Guy – This beloved science teacher offers a robust website featuring his original TV program and home demos
- Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems – Kids all ages will love this lunch break where they draw and sketch
- Audible – Snag free kids audio books for as long as school is out
- Disney Imagineering in a Box – In partnership with Khan Academy, Disney offers a free online program and one-of-a-kind learning experience
- SciStarter – A great place to contribute to science through their database of research projects
- Sesame Street and Scholastic.com – These well-known names are stocked with resources for pre-k through sixth grade and more
- Storyline Online – This site includes videos with actors reading children’s books with creatively produced illustrations. Many books include a suggested grade level and a teacher’s guide
- National Geographic – Includes games, videos, brain boosters and more for social studies and science lessons
- Code.org – Offering teachers, parents and students extensive materials to help students learn computer science
The closures don’t just mean boredom for far too many military families. It means empty pantry shelves and a lack of child care. If you are able, consider donating making a donation today to Fort Bragg. A donation of even $25 will provide pantry essentials for a family for up to a week.
While COVID-19 has us closed up right now, eventually our doors will open again. And when that happens, we need to be ready to serve service members still being asked to report for duty and likely to be called to the frontlines.
That’s why we are working to raise $100,000 to ensure that we can be operational ready with the stellar programs and services our families have come to depend on. Join us today to prepare for tomorrow.
After all, our service men and women stand up for us. Now, we need to support them.