Irvine CA. – In it’s 9th year Yellow Ribbon America, Santa Claus, Santa’s Elves, Volunteers, Troops and their families prepare for the upcoming 2013 “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families”.
Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families began in Orange County and Sacramento, California in 2004 by Yellow Ribbon America and with the help of the California State Capital to provide community based support to the nation’s deployed and at-home service men and women.
Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families is a national nonpartisan Christmas holiday effort to give crucial support to not only America’s deployed and at home military members but especially their families of all branches of service that began in November 2004 and has grown every year since. It is not just the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guard members that are affected when they are deployed and away from home but also their families who are left behind. When America Goes to War Our Military Families Go To War…
Our Mission is to mobilize the much needed local community based help and support for our Nation’s Military and especially their families through the Christmas Holiday season. The goal of Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families this year is to uplift the morale of America’s military and their families through generous community base support in today’s challenging economy.
This past 2012 Christmas Season many of our fellow America’s helped bring direct support to their local military members and their families and helped bring the best Holiday Season possible in their own individual communities.
Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families is a great grassroots community event that was created as a blue print for the whole Country to participate in so that all of together can help support our local Military Units and their families.
Santa heads out convoy to launch America’s #1 community based Christmas support effort for our military Units and their families, Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families!
Former California Democratic Party State Chairman, State Senator Art Torres (Ret) and Former California Republic Party State Chairman Duf Sundheim pose for a picture in a “Macy’s & Gimbels” moment. To help launch at the California State Capital “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” annual Statewide and National Christmas Drive.