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.
As National Suicide Prevention Week comes to a close, we want to highlight the important work our Service to the Armed Forces programs and volunteers are doing to reach out to service members, veterans and their families who may be struggling.
IKEA Miami supports the humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross by delivering 100 IKEA care kits that will bring help and hope to homesless veterans across South Florida. These comfort care kits consist of everyday items, such as: A Haren washcloth and bath towel, a Knalla backpack and poncho, Kex biscuits, CHOKLAD LJUS milk chocolate bar, bottled water and lots of love!
Holiday Mail for Heroes is an annual campaign in which the American Red Cross provides the community with the opportunity to send messages of thanks and holiday cheer to military members, veterans and their families. A simple note can have a profound impact. Show your support with an encouraging note for the holidays to the brave men and women who now serve and have served our country. Messages collected will be distributed to our local military service members, veterans and their families
This year, the Campaign kicks off on October 1st, and ends December 31st. For more information on how you can be a part of this campaign, email us atSouthFLRegoinSAF@redcross.org or contact your local Red Cross Chapter.