Friday
Dec182015

Randolf Macon Academy (RMA) Middle School Interact Club Donates $500 to Able Forces Adopt A Warrior Family For Christmas program

Able Forces was presented a check for $500 by the members of the RMA Academy Middle School Interact Club to support the Adopt A Warrior Family For Christmas program.  In September Michael Williams, Director of Student Life at RMA Academy Middle School and Interact Club Director, invited Able Forces to address the Club members and discuss the work we do with Wounded, Ill, and Injured veterans.  In addition, Skip Rogers discussed the annual Able Forces Christmas program; Adopt A Warrior Family For Christmas, where families of military and veterans having financial difficulties are supported with Christmas gifts for their children and food for their Christmas meal.  As a result, the students decided to support the Christmas program and "Adopt" a military family.

Since September, the kids held a bake sale, paid to wear their own clothes (as opposed to the school uniform, on set dates), and set aside between five to ten percent of their weekly allowance, in order to raise these funds.  $500 of the $700 they raised was donated to Able Forces.

Our sincere thanks to Mr. Williams and each of the Interact Club members for the love and caring they shown by this beautiful, selfless gesture.  God Bless each of you and may all have a very Merry Christmas.

 

 

Thursday
Dec172015

Adopt A Warrior Family For Christmas - Quantico Marine Corps Base

Able Forces dropped off Christmas presents at Quantico Marine Base yesterday for our Adopt A Warrior Family For Christmas program. Our thanks to the Regiment for their continued support. This old soldier loves his Marines!

Tuesday
Dec152015

Blanket Drop-off -- VA Medical Center - Martinsburg

I wish I had more photo's of the Blanket Drop-off at the Martinsburg VA Medical Center.  HUGE thanks to all the folks at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) for their wonderful gifts of blankets to our Veterans in need donated this year on Veterans Day.  They were so appreciative.  We filled their storage area to overflowing.  75 veterans are benefiting from your kindness.  Merry Christmas and God Bless each of you.

Wednesday
Dec092015

Thank You National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) 

A  HUGE thank you to Shawna Ryan, Cathy Windfield-Jones, Amy Lewis, Alaina Schrager and the employee's of the NRECA for their wonderful donation of over 75 beautiful blankets collected on Veterans Day.  Able Forces will ensure that each one of these blankets goes to a needy Military or Veteran family.  God Bless all of you for your kindness and support.

 

Wednesday
Dec022015

Flight To The North Pole

Able Forces is honored to be selected by iHeartRadio as the non-profit organization assisting with the Flight To The North Pole event for children of local Wounded Warriors. Radio celebrity Kane of The Kane Show has worked on this concept for over 7 years and this year it has become a reality.
Able Forces is working closely with local military bases to identify families with "Santa-believing" children that will take a "flight" to the North Pole to personally meet with Santa, enjoy milk, cookies, and oh yes, receive presents. It will be an unbelievably memorable “flight” for sure!