880 N Military Hwy
Norfolk, VA 23502
The Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads has an extensive Thanksgiving Assistance program that provides a turkey and all of the fixings for military families in need. The program relies heavily on food drives and monetary donations from the community to provide this outreach each year. Thanks to donations from Serco, Seven-Eleven, Ovation Brands, Navy Federal Credit Union, Geico, Bradley Morris and local military commands, we were able to provide a full Thanksgiving meal to 2000 military service members and their families in 2015.
Annually, we receive over 1000 requests for assistance. Requests are generated by military commands and forwarded to our office. If you are looking for assistance, please contact your senior enlisted command representative. Referrals will be handled by our Fleet Readiness Director Jamie Brown.
Our goal for 2015 is to raise $15,000 in cash donations from the community and 1000 each of specific food items. If you have a group or business that would like to partner with us by holding a food drive for 2015, please contact our Donor Relations Director Chrystal Lewis for specific instructions. Posters and boxes are available upon request.
If you or your group would like to volunteer to organize and distribute meals, please contact Amy Winstead
For more details, read our Holiday Assistance Guidelines.
Be Involved with Holiday Joy – Thanksgiving Assistance
The Armed Services Y provides free or low-cost youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility programs for junior enlisted military & their families to make military life easier.
Click the links to learn more about how you can be involved:
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