NEW: RI Officials Launch ‘Operation Holiday Cheer’ For Troops
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Generosity and Commitment
"The generosity of Rhode Islanders and corporate sponsors makes Operation Holiday Cheer possible every year,” Roberts said. “Every day spent away from home is difficult for our service men and women, and I can only imagine their longing to be with their families is heightened during the holiday season. The very least we can do is provide soldiers with some reminder of home to let them know they are in our thoughts and prayers. It also allows us to express our deep appreciation for their service to our country," she added.
How to Donate
Roberts announced donations from the general public will be accepted at the National Guard Armory, 541 Airport Road in Warwick on Saturday, November 23rd from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Volunteers will assemble the care packages for shipping overseas with the help of the United States Postal Service on Sunday, November 24th from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Armory.
For Troops’ Wish List, to volunteer and for more info, visit www.ltgov.ri.gov. To make a donation, visit www.riredcross.org and click on Operation Holiday Cheer. Checks also may be sent and made payable to the American Red Cross RI Chapter/Operation Holiday Cheer, 105 Gano St., Providence, RI 02906.
Operation Holiday Cheer includes a host of corporate and community sponsors, including: AAA Southern New England, AlphaGraphics, American Red Cross - RI Chapter, Amica Mutual Insurance Company, AT&T New England, BankNewport, Banneker Industries, City of Warwick-Mayor’s Office and the Warwick Police Department, CVS Caremark, Dunkin’ Donuts, East Bay Newspapers, Employees' Community Services Association of Electric Boat, Hasbro, Inc., Home Depot, Local 57 Operating Engineers, National Grid, New England Coffee Company/Autocrat, Nortek, Ocean State Job Lot, Pawtucket Red Sox, The Providence Journal, RI National Guard Family Assistance Center, RI Resource Recovery Corp., US Postal Service, and Washington Trust. More sponsors are expected to sign on in the coming weeks.
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