The Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads delivered 700 Thanksgiving Baskets this past week to deserving Active Duty Military families as part of the Operation Holiday Joy initiative.
Operation Holiday Joy makes the holidays easier for junior enlisted families in need between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Since it was founded in 2004, supporters have donated $1.5 million for military and their families. More than 320,000 toys as well as over 25,000 baskets of food for Thanksgiving and Christmas have been purchased and distributed across Hampton Roads thanks to the overwhelming generosity of community members and our sponsors.
A very special thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Navy Federal Credit Union, and to our Supporting Sponsors, SERCO - JEBLCFS Little Creek Chapel - Food Lion - All American Patriotic Queen 2019 - Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202 - MDV SpartanNash Corporation - Robert Half -Southwest Virginia Community Foundation - Chisholm House Endowment Fund - Dominion Energy and the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, and to all the volunteers and community members who made this event so successful.
Ready to help? If you wish to donate towards next years Operation Holiday Joy, please contact Francesca Ketchum at firstname.lastname@example.org .