Alpharetta church carries out Operation Oreo

Alpharetta church carries out Operation Oreo

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The Alpharetta First United Methodist church was busy on Sunday packing sweet treats for troops in Afghanistan.

Since 2009, the church has been conducting "Operation Oreo" with success.

The church’s goal for 2014 was to collect two tons of cookies.

The collection began when Senior Pastor Dr. Don Martin and a young soldier were on a plane together. The soldier was returning from duty in Iraq when Dr. Martin asked him what he missed most while away.

The young man replied, without hesitation, “Oreos, Double Stuf!”

“The project is a simple way to thank those who stand in harm’s way to protect the United States,” said Senior Pastor Dr. Don Martin.

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