Local Community Commitments to USO Hampton Roads and Central Virginia.
As 2016 has come to a close and we enter the new year, we would like to acknowledge some of our local community commitments to the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia.
These individuals or groups volunteered their time and support with a variety of things they do ongoing, year round and want to continue in 2017.
Each year after Halloween the New Town Dental Arts group in Williamsburg, VA buys back candy from their patients then donates it to USOHRCV. Dr. Springmann and the group have continually supported this program and this year provided 1,000 lbs of candy for our troops. Thank you New Town Dental Arts for your continuous support, we look forward to 2017.
In November The Surface Officers Spouses (SOS) came out in force by doing a food drive to fill our USO pantries. The group started early in the morning at the Commissary on Norfolk Naval Base, filling shopping carts will all sorts of essential items such as toiletries, water, snacks, etc. Along with the Spouses that came out, they also had help from several of their children. There were many helping hands who helped products find their way into shopping carts designated for USOHRCV.
The group also adopted a military family for the holidays. This program wouldn’t be possible without donors such as this group who willingly choose to provide a Christmas to a family not able to have a Christmas for their children. Thank you SOS for all you do to support USOHRCV and other community organizations. We thank look forward to working with you in 2017!
Also, in November The Garrett Family of West Point provided trays of Thanksgiving dinners for the single service members, in the barracks at Huntington Hall, who were unable to go home for the holidays. Although we have the Adopt-A-Service person program, there are always single service men and women who don’t sign up for the program. This year over 200 meals were provided. Thank you to the Garrett Family for help making their holidays brighter.
We also would like to thank The Disabled American Veterans, Ladies Auxiliary as well as The American Legion Post #368 of Newport News for their continuous support. Each year the two groups provide food baskets and or gifts to our military families at Thanksgiving and Christmas. These baskets are a blessing to young military families that don’t have the resources to provide a meal for their families. They have been doing this for many years and much appreciation goes out to them for their support to the USOHRCV.
The support from different community resources that help make our mission possible means everything to USOHRCV. Again, thank you and we look forward to working with all of you in 2017.
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