On Saturday morning December 21st members of Gold Star Dads & American Legion Riders took part in this year’s Home Front Hero Christmas project. We made early morning deliveries to Military Families with deployed Fathers. This was one of the most rewarding endeavors we have ever taken on as a group, and watching the faces of the kids and wives was my best Christmas present ever, a true blessing for everyone involved.
Through the generous donations of the Gold Star Dads Sponsors we were able to raise $6625.00 which enabled us to treat the 10 families and the deployed spouse to a wonderful Christmas Surprise. As promised each wife received a wonderful Christmas stocking which included $150 gift cards to both Target & Walmart and $25 Starbucks card and a nice assortment of Girlie Girl stuff to pamper them. The children also received stockings and presents of games and toys.
First off I want to thank God for blessing this mission and giving me the strength to complete it. I want to personally thank each and every one of you who prayed for, donated to & participated in this year’s Home Front Hero Christmas project. Without true American Patriots like you this would not have been possible.
From the $1500, $1000 & $500 donations to the $25 helpers, everyone played an important part in this mission. Although we did not reach are original goal of 25 families – 10 was not bad for the first year. I hope we lived up to your expectations.
From San Diego to Santa Maria, thank you to the American Legion Riders, you were awesome as usual. Huge thank you to my good friend John Nanny for everything you did to make this possible. Biggest thank you to my wife Lynn who put up with the mess in our living room and a stressed out Mad Man for the last few weeks of the project.
Merry Christmas Everyone! Have a Blessed New Year.