The Trinity Foundation is partnering with the Millsboro American Legion Auxiliary to provide care packages for local men and women in the armed forces who are deployed during the holidays.
This will be the third year the foundation is helping with the effort titled Operation: Trinity Cares. Each year, foundation members have donated approximately 35 care packages to the auxiliary to send to those serving.
The Trinity Foundation is expanding the program's outreach this year by challenging other local businesses to drop off care packages to Trinity Logistics headquarters in Seaford.
"The thank-yous we get from the troops about this program are very heartwarming," said Cindy Phillips, Millsboro American Legion Auxiliary president. "That's why we do it, so these men and women know they're not forgotten during the holidays."
The care packages have included items such as socks, candy, T-shirts, snacks and notes of appreciation.
Operation: Trinity Cares Program Coordinator Jen Hoffman has a very personal reason she backs the effort each year. "These folks not only put their lives on the line when called, but daily sacrifice time with their family and their personal lives to protect me and my family," said Hoffman. "Recently when my teenager announced his desire to join the Navy, I was able to see these men and women as our sons and daughters, children's best friends and neighbors. I am so grateful to work with a company that steps up in every way possible to make a positive impact on our community."
The Trinity Foundation will collect care packages Wedneday, Oct. 4, to Wednesday, Oct. 25, then take them to the Millsboro American Legion Auxiliary to distribute.
"The men and women who receive these packages tell us they love it because it's a piece of home," said Nancy Bush, Millsboro Auxiliary National Security Committee chair.
For more information for businesses to accept the challenge and participate in this year's Operation: Trinity Cares program, contact Jennifer Hoffman at 302-262-0651 or Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jean Munoz at 302-536-2469 or Jean.email@example.com.