Many service members willingly sacrifice time with their families so our country will have the freedom to enjoy our holidays. Carolina SeniorCare supported, Christmas for the Troops, to make the holidays a bit brighter for those that have been deployed.
Tonya Branham, a member of the Carolina SeniorCare team knows too well the sacrifices of a soldier and what it is like to have a family member away for Christmas. Her son, Joshua, has been in the National Guard Army for 11 years, deployed in 2012 for Operation Freedom and again this past August where he remains now through next year. Joshua is stationed at a remote location with limited contact. He has shared that often they have no water for showers and they lack basic necessities.
The Carolina SeniorCare team rallied their support with an overwhelming outpouring of basic necessities collected to send to Joshua and his fellow soldiers. Boxes were filled and ready to ship of sanitizer, chap stick, beef jerky, tooth paste, deodorant and much more. The boxes will be shipped this week in hopes to arrive to the troops in time for Christmas.
“I am thrilled with the love and support that my Carolina SeniorCare colleagues have displayed. Knowing that Joshua and his fellow soldiers will have basic needs met for the holidays gives me joy and relief,” shared Branham. “Being a mother of a soldier you learn first-hand the many sacrifices that they make. I am grateful for the outpouring of support.”
Carolina SeniorCare located at 802 East Center Street, Lexington, NC serves seniors in Davidson, Rowan, Davie and Iredell counties. Carolina SeniorCare is under the sponsorship of United Church Homes and Services (UCHS), a not-for-profit ministry offering senior housing and services for over 47 years, located in Newton, NC. Visit www.carolinaseniorcare.org or call 336-746-3500 for additional information.