Operation Christmas for our troops & Their Families 2013
Many military families will be separated from their loved serving away from home this Christmas, but the Yellow Ribbon America Campaign for America’s Military and their families will once again help make their holidays a little brighter. To help ease the holiday blues, Yellow Ribbon America is encouraging all fellow American’s to donate items and support their local Military Unit’s Christmas Parties and help their local military Units and their families.
"I would appreciate your support & help spreading the word! This will be my 10th Year living in a shed in Sacramento for 12 straight days - Collecting Toys & Donations for the Families of our Deployed & In Need military!" said Rodney Stanhope.
Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families began in Orange County and Sacramento, California in 2004 by Yellow Ribbon America and with the help of the California State Capital to provide community based support to the nation’s deployed and at-home service men and women, says to Brad White, Chief Elf and national chair of Yellow Ribbon America.
Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families is a national nonpartisan Christmas holiday effort to give crucial support to not only America’s deployed and at home military members but especially their families of all branches of service that began in November 2004 and has grown every year since. It is not just the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guard members that are affected when they are deployed and away from home but also their families who are left behind. When America Goes to War Our Military Families Go To War.
Our Mission is to mobilize the much needed local community based help and support for our Nation’s Military and especially their families through the Christmas Holiday season. The goal of Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families this year is to uplift the morale of America’s military and their families through generous community base support in today’s challenging economy.
Over the last 10 years with the help of hundreds of thousands of our fellow American’s over 600,000 donated items such as toys, bicycles, gift cards; DVD’s, clothes, calling cards, Christmas cards, food and care packages for America’s military families and their loved ones deployed overseas and community support and donations for various Unit Christmas Parties in our National Guard, Reserve and Active Duty Components. This past 2012 Christmas Season many of our fellow America’s helped us bring direct support to thousands of our military members and their families the best Holiday Season possible in their own individual communities.
Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families is a great grassroots community event that was created as a blue print for the whole country to participate in so all of us together can help support their local Military Units and their families.