Volunteers from Bank of America were on hand to help in the distribution.
On November 23rd, MISSION UNITED held “Operation Turkey Dinner” and distributed more than 175 Thanksgiving dinner baskets to Broward County military veterans. Each basket, valued at $65 and served a family of four to five, had turkeys donated by Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale and all the trimmings including stuffing mix, instant mashed potatoes, Hawaiian rolls, canned pumpkin, canned yams, jarred gravy, canned cranberries, canned green beans, canned corn, chicken broth, marshmallows, apple or cranberry juice, turkey pan, baster and aluminum foil that were donated by 15th Street Fisheries.
United Way of Broward County’s Envision United members Rosy Lopez and Jonathan Wolfe distribute a turkey and all the fixings to a local veteran.
The baskets were distributed to veterans “drive thru” style at United Way of Broward County’s parking lot. MISSION UNITED is a community-based initiative convening and aligning public and private resources in Broward County to support U.S. military service members, veterans and their family by helping them re-acclimate to civilian life. Since January 2013, more than 2,000 Broward County veterans have received assistance from MISSION UNITED in the areas of housing, employment, education, emergency financial aid, legal and health.
More than 100 Thanksgiving baskets were distributed to local military veterans.
15th Street Fisheries, Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Reach FM, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Journeys With Johnny Shadow and The City of Fort Lauderdale have partnered with MISSION UNITED to facilitate “Operation Turkey Dinner.”
Frozen turkeys and fixings were distributed to 175 veterans in a drive thru style giveaway at United Way of Broward County.