Saturday, October 24, 2009

Navy for Moms Christmas Project

The USS Nimitz along with Carrier Strike Group 11 deployed in July of this year and is in the Indian Ocean supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. The strike group was recently informed that their deployment would be extended from 6 months to 8 months.

A group of moms on Navy For Moms has taken on the task of providing a Christmas stocking or goody bag to each sailor in Carrier Strike Group 11. The strike group is made up of the USS Nimitz, The USS Chosin, The USS Sampson, and the USS Rentz as well as several air wings.

Many groups across the country are helping us. There are realtors, ladies’ groups, Boy Scouts, school children, American Legion, VFW, Moose Lodges, Elks, Wal-Marts, Targets, K-Marts and others. The cost of this project will be more than $10,000 for bags, candy, other goodies and postage. We appreciate the generous support of all who have donated!

These gifts will serve as a “Thank You” as well as a holiday wish to our sailors who cannot be home for Christmas this year. Read more about it at Navy for Moms Holiday Project

Proud Mom of a USS Nimitz Sailor

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