Military Family Appreciation Month
November 23, 2011 1 Comment
This November is National Military Family Appreciation Month, and in its recognition, Thetus is honoring the families of the military by collecting and sending donations to a local base in Washington state, Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Starting this month, we’ve begun collecting together toys, books, games, home goods and various other donations for families of the military. When we’re done, we’ll be packing up our box of collected items and shipping them to Lewis-McChord’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation center. This department will then choose which of their community groups our donations would best benefit. They’ll choose from groups like ACS (Army Community Service), a program designed specifically to assist military personnel and their families in coping with everything from relocation to survivor outreach assistance. Another group that may receive our donations is the SFAC (Soldier & Family Assistance Center), a section that provides an environment where military personnel in transition and their families can gather to foster physical, spiritual and mental healing.
By donating needed items to local military families, cooking dinner for families at the Ronald McDonald House in East Portland and giving out food to the homeless in our own neighborhood, we’ll continue our efforts to provide help for those who need it most.