No one should be alone during the holidays, but that’s often the case for military personnel and their families. Fortunately, Operation We Are Here is chock full of programs, ideas, and ways to help military personnel during the holidays.
Help Create a Thanksgiving Meal Basket
There are a variety of organizations that take part in creating Thanksgiving meal baskets for members of the military. You can take part by bringing non-perishable food items to a location near you. It’s always better to have more than enough food for Thanksgiving meal baskets than not enough.
Invite a Military Member Over for the Holidays
Inviting a member of the military to Thanksgiving dinner or to celebrate the Christmas cheer is a great way to say thank you and provide them with food and merriment. If that isn’t an option, see if a local soup kitchen, church, or other organization in your area is working to help military families this holiday season.
Adopt a Military Family
Not all military personnel can return home for the holidays, and that can make their deployment even tougher than it already is for everyone involved. Create a care package and send it to those deployed, or take part in Shoeboxes for Military Spouses, a program that does exactly what the name entails.
We here at Highway Ford hope you’ll take part in thanking those who serve our great nation.