You may have been reading about the many ways the Red Cross has helped our military members this holiday season through our Service to Armed Forces Program:
- The holiday Open House in Gaston
- Feeding the National Guard in Hickory
- Supporting the holiday party in Charlotte for the National Guard and their families
This year, our local Red Cross staff in Charlotte decided to sponsor a few military families who didn’t have the means to give their children a holiday.
Staff members pulled a “Red Cross” from the giving tree, each marked with the name, age and holiday wishes of a child. Some staff also brought in canned goods or made monetary donations to go toward purchasing other needs the families have.
“These gifts are something small from each of us but will mean a lot to these families,” said Angela A. Broome, local Red Cross CEO. “I am proud to have a staff that are always willing to give of their time, talents and treasure.”
We are thrilled to support our local military families – and there are always more ways to give. Check out www.armedforcescarolina.org to find out how you can get involved in the Red Cross Service to Armed Forces program.