Operation Homefront is once again sending deployed troops a little aloha in the form of care packages stuffed with some favorite items from Hawai‘i, according to a announcement.
Local snacks, sweets, coffee packages, flip flops, shirts, and token reminders of living aloha were donated by businesses and supporters among the community.
Donations were accepted throughout May, Military Appreciation Month.
Operation Homefront’s Aloha Care Package drive ends this week, with packing and shipping scheduled for Saturday. Volunteers will sort, pack and ship out more than a hundred Aloha Care Packages in time for Independence Day.
Last year’s Aloha Care Package drive provided more than 100 brave soldiers with more than 1 1/2 tons of aloha items.
In Iraq, one solider wrote, “This greatly helps the morale of our soliders, especially those who seldom or never receive mail.”
Operation Homefront is a nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance and morale to our troops, the families they leave behind during deployment, and to our wounded warriors when they return home.