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    Spread the CHRISTMAS SPIRIT to troops who aren’t able to see their families this CHRISTMAS!

    Unfortunately, due to many reasons, there are many troops all over the globe, and even here at home, who won’t be able to see their families this year. For many troops this is nothing new, they’ve already spent Christmas while deployed overseas on previous tours of service during wartime. But this year, due to circumstances of COVID-19, there are thousands more troops who aren’t able to be home because of the virus.

    For example, last week we received a note from a Chaplain of some 300 candidates undergoing training for an elite Special Operations unit from one of the major branches. Though we cannot disclose what unit, suffice to say it is one of the most elite SpecOps forces in the entire military and has the most grueling and difficult training programs.

    These future SpecOps warriors were informed, just weeks before Christmas, that due to COVID-19 they would NOT be allowed to return to their families for the Holidays during their training period. They were told they must remain on-base and under quarantine for Christmas.

    It was a huge blow to each individual and this is the same situation that many troops around the world find themselves in. Where in normal years, they would get leave to return home for a short time to spend the Holidays with family, this year due to circumstances of Coronavirus, they’re being told to stay put.

    You can help provide comfort and care to troops who aren’t able to see their families by sending a care package full of Christmas cheer to lift their spirits. It’s no substitute for seeing your family, but it is an important reminder that they are loved and supported, which is vital during this difficult time for our Nation.

    To help the troops mentioned above, undergoing SpecOps training, we rushed to prepare and send some care packages in our recent shipment of 1,000 packages.
    The Chaplain who contacted us said, “Any support from organizations willing to help their Christmas feel a little more like home is greatly appreciated.”
    They will be receiving Christmas boxes, but they’re not the only troops in this situation!
    We have received dozens of similar requests and stories from chaplains, squad leaders, or COs of units from around the world.
    In similar fashion, have been informed they will have to stay quarantined or will be barred from travel to see their families for the Holidays.
    Then there’s also the tens of thousands of troops who are deployed in the Middle East, fighting the war on terror against ISIS and the Taliban. They also won’t be home for the holidays, and they need our support!
    Here are two more examples of the troops we’re talking about. They won’t be home for the holidays, but they have written to say how much of a difference these care packages make!
    Just imagine what it would be like to know someone loves and supports you while you are on patrol, standing guard or just a few months away from coming home.
    Make your gift today and send the support you know they deserve, with a tax deductible donation.
    Your Santa Stocking could be the one that reminds them of being home by the fireplace!
    With only TWO DAYS to go until Christmas, we need help reaching our goal!
    Please help put MAF closer to our $20,000 goal for Christmas care packages.
    So far we have raised bout $14,000 for the troops, but we are still about $6,000 short!
    Please donate now to help us reach our goal by Christmas Day!
    There’s still time to join in on the Christmas spirit this season. Just donate a box today and our volunteers will pack it up and ship it right away!
    With only a week to go until Christmas, boxes sponsored today might not make it until after the holiday.
    But even a few days late the yuletide spirit in every box will still have an amazing positive impact on every soldier who receives a Christmas care pack.Click here to sponsor a box now!
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