Homeward Bound is making Christmas memories for military families all across the Northstate come true.
The non-profit military family support services organization, based in Redding, has only been around for about seven months. In a short amount of time, Homeward Bound has raised funds to purchase Thanksgiving meals, Christmas trees and now presents and holiday meals for those who have served in the U.S. military.
"This Christmas season is an opportunity for us to step forward and to be able to provide a holiday meal, a Christmas meal,” said Rob Burroughs, president of Homeward Bound.
Burroughs believes about 22 families from Chico, Oroville, Corning, Red Bluff, Anderson, and Redding have all received Christmas care package goodies.
“It’s just a wonderful opportunity for us to give back to our military personnel who have served overseas and for us to say thank you to them for their service and to let the families know we care about their families,” said Burroughs.
Coldwell Banker C&C Properties in Redding, a veteran-owned business, also played a role in gathering the money for gifts and food that filled more than 55 boxes.
"We want to be able to serve them as well as they've served us, including their families. You know, Christmas is a time to relax a little bit and if they don't have to worry about presents and food, then that's a blessing we'd like to share with them,” said Evie Cameron with Coldwell Banker.
For more information about Homeward Bound, or to donate to area military families, check their website. Homeward Bound