Happy Veterans Day and a heartfelt thank you to all our active military personnel and vets. On this day we start to think about the Adopt a Soldier Program we support each holiday season. I know it’s going to be hard for people to give this year, with the poor economy and recent hurricanes. But I hope this program will be a priority for some.
Our veterans, active military personnel and their families make sacrifices most of us cannot even imagine and they are suffering on our behalf. Adopt a Soldier provides a way for you to thank them and truly make a difference in their lives.
The Adopt A Soldier website provides easy ways to help, such as:
- Donate a holiday gift or phone card
- Send letters to our troops
- Send a care package to a soldier or his/her family
- Make a financial donation to a soldier’s family
For our part at Vermont Woods Studios, we are excited to be adopting Sgt. Peter A. Avila who is currently serving with the 25th Infantry Division, 3rd Brigade, D Company located in Hawaii. Peter began in the military as a Marine and now is a US Army Soldier. He has served four tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and will soon be deployed again. Peter’s wife Crystal is suffering from kidney disease and debilitating complications. Peter and Crystal’s two little boys (Kenan and Kaleb) and a baby girl (Deanna) are growing up without their father’s presence nor do they have family members living close enough to assist in times of need. Many other military families are in similar circumstances, serving their country without complaint.
This Veterans Day weekend we are donating $20 from each sale towards adoption of Peter’s family. Please consider joining us in providing assistance to military personnel in need this holiday season. Contributions can be made online or at Soldier’s Angels or sent to the Wagram Emanuel Holiness Church, Attn: Sgt. Peter A. Avila, c/o Pastor Ronnie Norton, PO Box 784. Wagram, NC 28936, 910-369-2729.