THANK YOU THANK YOU!!
To all who volunteered and made donations – thank you for supporting Operation Military Cheer in 2016!
DECEMBER 9, 2016 – LEXINGTON, KY
Flurries fell gently on a cold Bluegrass morning as a box truck pulls into the parking lot at the HomeBuilders Association of Lexington (soon to be known as the Building Industry Association of Central Kentucky). A KY National Guardsmen hops out and assists in directing the truck to back up to the brick stoop where Don Sullivan stands waiting to greet them.
Each year the HomeBuilders Association of Lexington and many volunteers come together to support a fantastic charity – OPERATION: Military Cheer. #OMC collects donations of toys and money to help provide Christmas to military families in need across the state of Kentucky. These are family members of both deployed and non-deployed members of the armed forces who need a helping hand during the holiday season.
Lexingtonians brought forth new bicycles, classic play things, fancy tech, the latest and greatest in toys, and so much more to donate for this cause. Volunteers helped bag up the donations and create an assembly line to help load up the box truck. Our donations are then taken to a processing center before being distributed to 16 locations across the state.
Cash donated to the cause goes toward a fund to buy size specific clothes and shoes for kids in these families ( cause we all know how fast kids grow out of stuff! ) and specificly requested items that may not have been donated.
This is the Season of Giving – and what better way to celebrate than to help our neighbors have a little more holiday cheer?
Thank you KY National Guard, HBALexington, Don Sullivan, the Halfhill Auction Group, and all of the other volunteers and donors who helped make wishes come true in 2016!