By American Red Cross South Florida Region

DJ, Heidi and Helga with bolts of fabric.

Handmade Stockings, Homemade Cards, and Holiday Love for Our Service Members!

Helga Schoennagel has been making 1,000 holiday stockings for military members every year for the last ten years! DJ Johnson-Hubbard has been helping her for the last seven.

“We were at a volunteer meeting and Helga was talking about stockings for troops,” explains DJ. “When she said she sewed 1,000 stockings I told her I sewed too.” That’s how DJ was recruited.

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