The American Red Cross Fort Stewart youth group, the Red Club, could not gather together as usual, to work on their Holiday For Heroes project due to COVID-19.
Victoria Thompson, the SAF: Regional Program Manager on Fort Stewart, helped the club keep their yearly tradition going. This year with the great partnership with Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter #46 and Keep Liberty Beautiful, the holiday cheer continues.
With social distancing and a lot of coordination, the Red Club was able to service the Liberty County community. The Red Club passed out “Holiday For Heroes” packages to 10 organizations, including local truck drivers, nursing homes, adult day-care center, our community homeless, local families, and veterans, with over 2,560 items.
The kits were packed in gallon-size plastic bags and some in Keep Liberty Beautiful backpacks. The kits had masks, hand sanitizers, wipes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, combs, razors and shaving cream, deodorant, tissues, washcloths, socks, and a few had gift cards. Some kits had hats and gloves. The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter #46 donated toys, food, blankets, and pillows for the project.
Proper PPE was used to drop the kits off. To ensure safety, the Red Cross volunteers also wore masks and gloves throughout the kit assembly process.