POSTED: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 11:28am
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 11:25am
Fort Bliss, TX (KTSM) — The El Paso Armed Services YMCA will conclude its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive with the distribution of approximately 1,400 turkeys and food bags given to junior enlisted families on Fort Bliss.
The event will take place at the Fort Bliss Trading Post and will begin with a brief ceremony at 9:00 a.m., where community leaders as well as Fort Bliss Senior Leadership will take time to thank the soldiers and military families for their service to the nation.
Soldiers and families will receive turkeys, canned food items, stuffing and other items to help them have a Thanksgiving meal.
The items distributed are received through donations from the El Paso community, Fort Bliss and other organizations.
FirstLight Federal Credit Union has donated $5,000 for this worthy cause for the past 10 years.
Hoy Fox also contributed $5,000 to support our troops.
Other than FirstLight Federal Credit Union and Hoy Fox, there are other great organizations that donated to this year’s event, which include Sierra Providence Health Network, Whataburger, Fort Bliss Chaplains Office and Women’s Day Magazine.