The Douglas J. Green Memorial Foundation has launched its holiday “Munchies for the Military” care package donation drive with donations being accepted now through Sunday, Dec. 7, at Fitness in Motion.
Fitness In Motion is located at 9891 Trailwood Drive, Suite 101, in Summerlin.
Feel Good Brands has kicked off the drive with a donation of 500 flavored popcorn bags from Popcornopolis, located at Excalibur Hotel & Casino.
Starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, volunteers will gather to assemble the care packages. The date coincides with Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, and donations will be sent in time to arrive to troops for the holidays as a loving “thank you” from home.
Based in Las Vegas, the Douglas J. Green Memorial Foundation is dedicated to providing care packages to service members during their deployment. Green, at just 23 years old, lost his life on Aug. 28, 2011 while serving his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. His mother, Suni Erlanger, created the foundation and the “Munchies for the Military” drive to send care packages in his honor to support the more than 68,000 troops that are currently deployed.
Community members are encouraged to participate by donating food items such as breakfast bars, snacks, nuts, dried fruit, chips, granola bars, candy, soup and protein bars, or by offering assistance by sorting and packing donated goods. Monetary donations to pay for shipping and other costs are always accepted on the Douglas J. Green Memorial Foundation website.
The Douglas J. Green Memorial Foundation is an all-volunteer non-profit 501 (c) (3)organization tax ID # 45-3671557. The foundation, based in Las Vegas, is dedicated to providing comfort and support to service members and their families through sending thoughtful and useful care packages during their deployments and planning exciting and memorable experiences for service members to look forward to once they return home. The Foundation was created by Suni Erlanger, the mother of Douglas J. Green, who lost his life while serving in Afghanistan on Aug. 28, 2011. Munchies for the Military is an ongoing initiative by the Douglas J. Green Memorial Foundation to send care packages in his honor to support the over 68,000 troops that are currently deployed.