Volunteers prepared 1,000 individual care packages with messages that will be given to deploying troops by the local USO Metropolitan Washington Baltimore Chapter, the largest USO Chapter in the country that serves 350,000 military members and their families each year. These care packages are the last thing soldiers receive as they deploy and it means so much to them to have your support.
If you weren’t at the PLUS Conference this year, or didn’t get a chance to volunteer, don’t worry—Conference Cause isn’t over yet! Please make a donation to the PLUS Foundation, to help support our Armed Forces and their families. Every penny received will go directly to USO Metro, and the Foundation will match up to $30,000 raised! Visit the PLUS Foundation website to view photos or to donate. There is no minimum donation – even a few dollars will make a difference! Help us make this holiday season special for the women and men who are deployed abroad.
Last Thursday, October 10, volunteers from the Southeast Chapter headed to the JCS Café, a drop-in center for senior citizens. They helped decorate the Café in preparation for Thanksgiving and Halloween, as well as interviewed regular attendees, baked, and painted.
Thank you to the Chapter and the PLUS Foundation for organizing this event and supporting the community! Enjoy the photos and visit the PLUS Foundation website for more information on how you can get involved with Foundation activities and events.
On Friday, September 20, the Texas Chapter got together for a morning helping at the Loaves & Fishes Community First! Village in Austin. 13 volunteers helped with landscaping, housekeeping, and cleaning the community’s chicken coop.
The Community First! Village is a development of the Mobile Loaves & Fishes. The mobile kitchen continues to feed the homeless population in and around the city of Austin, while their Community First! Village provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for people coming out of chronic homelessness. People can rent RV trailers or small homes, and the community includes social assistance, employment opportunities, and opportunities to help with the mobile food distribution.
Thank you so much to the Chapter for organizing this event and for the volunteers who came out to help such a great cause! Visit the PLUS Foundation website for more information about Foundation activities.