Across the state of Florida, Operation Homefront-Florida finds ways to give back this holiday season. In cooperation with Dollar Tree stores, Operation Homefront is distributing thousands of toys to military children. In the Tampa Bay area, local Director of Operations Jeff Gareau oversaw the distribution of 200 Thanksgiving dinners. In the Miami Dade area, volunteer Jenn Crawford facilitated Wal Mart's sponsorship of numerous military families in need. The "adopt a family" program has also experienced tremendous support from generous businesses around the state.
While thousands of US military personnel spend their holiday season far from home, Operation Homefront is proud to have the privilege of providing special morale events and support programs for their families here at home. Although this time of year can be stressful and never fails to keep each of us busy, it is perfect occasion to show our thanks to those who have volunteered to sacrifice their time with their families to protect our freedom around the world.