To support deployed members of the U.S. military, the City of Delray Beach is partnering with two local organizations – You Are Not Alone and One Soldier at a Time – on the 13th annual Project Holiday, which collects and ships much needed items to servicemen and servicewomen who aren’t able to come home for the holidays.
You Are Not Alone provides encouragement and emotional support to family members and friends of soldiers, while One Soldier at a Time sends care packages and words of encouragement to deployed military members.
“The U.S. military has more than 1.3 million men and women on active duty, with 450,000 of them stationed in ‘hot spots’ overseas such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria,” said organizer Delores Rangel. “The care packages that servicemen and servicewomen receive from Project Holiday makes a huge positive difference in both effectiveness and morale.”
Project Holiday is accepting donated items between Nov. 4 and Dec. 7, and will pack and ship the care packages two days later. Packing will take place at the Delray Beach Community Center, 50 NW 1st Ave.
For a list of items needed and drop off locations visit mydelraybeach.com