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Supporting Military families during the holidays

Supporting Military families during the holidays


FOR MILITARY SPOUSES AND THEIR FAMILIES. 9-ON-YOUR-SIDE’S ISABEL ALBRITTON TAKES US INSIDE THE EVENT GIVING BACK FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON. “I personally believe that God requires us to give back, and not just take.” THE SUPPORT MILITARY SPOUSES ORGANIZATION’S MAIN MISSION IS TO HELP MILITARY SPOUSES THROUGH THEIR PROGRAMS. “We want to give back to the community, including military spouses and the kids who are on the frontline, while their spouses off and over seas or their spouses are busy in the local bases” THIS IS WHY SMS AND JACKSONVILLE MCDONALD’S RESTAURANTS PAIRED UP TO HAND OUT BREAKFAST AND GIFT BAGS TO MILITARY FAMILIES. “Every bag is filled with different items including a children’s bible book and a stuffed animal, such as Elmo.” ADULT GIFT BAGS WERE ALSO GIVEN OUT TO PARENTS. VOLUNTEERS SAY THE PROGRAM HAS GROWN OVER THE PAST YEAR, DESPITE BEING EFFECTED BY HURRICANE FLORENCE. “Earlier this year they had flooding from the hurricane they lost a lot. The community got involved and came out and basically saved this event. I can’t tell you how heartfelt this is. In my 12 years of service in the Air Force i never saw anything like this ever.” KATHY BAXTER SAYS IT’S IMPORTANT FOR MILITARY SPOUSES AND CHILDREN TO KNOW THEY ARE LOVED, ESPECIALLY DURING THE HOLIDAYS. “They’re thanking us for doing this but we’re here to thank them for all of their service. They do just as much as the spouses.” REPORTING FROM JACKSONVILLE, IM ISABEL ALBRITTON, NINE ON YOUR SIDE. A NATIONAL NON- PROFIT ORGANIZATION IS OFFERING COMFORT TO


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