For a lot of people, Christmas is considered the most wonderful time of the year. But it can be a very lonely time for others. Though service members have Christmas Day off from training, they often have to stay on their military bases and miss out on time with their friends and family back home.
That’s why Convoy of Hope teams up with The Warrior’s Journey — a nonprofit that helps military members and their families navigate complex life issues — to bring “home” to personnel who are away from their families at Christmas.
This year, Convoy hosted multiple volunteer groups to help pack 1,200 gift bags full of snacks, Bombas socks, candy, and a book dedicated to helping service members struggling with PTSD.
“What you’re doing helps with the morale of the new trainees,” said a chaplain at one of the bases.
Though Christmas looks different for a lot of the United States’ military members, Convoy of Hope and The Warrior’s Journey partner together to bring a tangible gift of hope and long-term resources so they know they’re not alone.
If you are a service member or a loved one who needs resources to face difficult challenges, visit thewarriorsjourney.org to connect with a fellow warrior.
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