Sunday 19 Jan 2020


Support Military Families Distributes Holiday Care Packages (PHOTOS)

The holidays can be a busy time of year, and they can be especially difficult if your spouse is deployed.

Tuesday morning, the organization Support Military Families (formerly Support Military Spouses) handed out approximately 100 appreciation care packages to family members of deployed airmen from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.

The local distribution was held at the McDonald’s on Berkeley Boulevard in Goldsboro.

Diane Rumley, a co-founder of Support Military Families, says the group has developed the “Littlest Heroes Program” which includes care packages for the kids of deployed military members.

Rumley also says each care package includes a handwritten appreciation note for the families.

Individuals can now sponsor a care package for the family of a deployed military member.

Candace Windham is the Marketing and Community Outreach Manager for Dixon Food Group’s McDonald’s.

Windham says the McDonald’s chain is proud to have hosted the holiday care package distribution annually since 2013.

Support Military Families is planning to hand out over 2,000 packages over the next week with further distributions in Jacksonville and Fayetteville.

You can learn more about the organization or sign up for the spring appreciation care package distributions at SupportMilitaryFamilies.org.

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