This holiday season, you can help brighten the day of some of our active duty troops. Operation Pinecone, a non-profit group based out of Virginia, is working to send care packages to over 30 camps in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as provide comfort items to wounded service members and their families at Walter Reed and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. The organization’s website is: www.operationpinecone.org.
If you live in the DC or VA area, you can drop off donations for the care packages and/or attend a packing party. Information on suggested donations and collection sites is available from the website.
For those out of the area or unable to donate in-person, gifts can also be purchased and monetary donations can be made on-line.
Operation Pinecone’s website also provides information on other ways to get involved, including sending notes of support and the Sew Much Comfort program.