This is such a great thing because when you are going through a deployment during the holidays, you need all the support you can get. They can be a lonely and stressful time.
The "Holiday Salute to Military Families" will be spending 2 million dollars in grants for toys, meals and lodging assistance for Military families in need this year. They will also be helping with active duty service members to come home for the holidays to be reunited with their loved ones.
When a deployment comes to an end during the holiday season, it can add a whole new level of stress to a Military family. We wonder if they will make it in time. We want to plan for the day but not sure what it will look like. My husband came home the day before Thanksgiving in 2007. I was so stressed out. Even though I knew we could celebrate later, I didn't want to be alone on that day. I was filled with so much relief when I finally got the call to pick him up.
Helping families in need during the holidays is such a great thing to do. I feel so blessed by the different organizations that give to Military families during this time of year. We have received meals and I know others have received toys and other items.
As we make our way out of the Military, I am hoping to be able to help Military families in the future by giving to these organizations.
If you would like to help Military families you can give on the Fisher House site or the Operation Homefront site.
Also, I would love it if you share this post on your social media sites and tag a Military member that you are grateful for.
Today is December 3rd and is also called Giving Tuesday! You can tag any of your social shares with #GivingTuesday 🙂