Adopt A Soldier
Sgt. Peter Avila is our honoree for this year’s Adopt A Soldier project.  He has served four tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and will soon be deployed again.   This Veterans Day weekend we are donating $20 from each sale towards adoption of Peter’s family.  Please consider joining us in providing assistance to Peter and other military personnel. 
 

Happy Veterans Day and a heartfelt thank you to all our active military personnel and vets.  On this day we start to think about the Adopt a Soldier Program we support each holiday season. I know it’s going to be hard for people to give this year, with the poor economy and recent hurricanes.  But I hope this program will be a priority for some.

Our veterans, active military personnel and their families make sacrifices most of us cannot even imagine and they are suffering on our behalf.  Adopt a Soldier provides a way for you to thank them and truly make a difference in their lives.

The Adopt A Soldier website provides easy ways to help, such as:

  • Donate a holiday gift or phone card
  • Send letters to our troops
  • Send a care package to a soldier or his/her family
  • Make a financial donation to a soldier’s family

For our part at Vermont Woods Studios, we are excited to be adopting Sgt. Peter A. Avila who is currently serving with the 25th Infantry Division, 3rd Brigade, D Company located in Hawaii.  Peter began in the military as a Marine and now is a US Army Soldier. He has served four tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and will soon be deployed again.  Peter’s wife Crystal is suffering from kidney disease and debilitating complications.  Peter and Crystal’s two little boys (Kenan and Kaleb) and a baby girl (Deanna) are growing up without their father’s presence nor do they have family members living close enough to assist in times of need.  Many other military families are in similar circumstances, serving their country without complaint.

This Veterans Day weekend we are donating $20 from each sale towards adoption of Peter’s family.  Please consider joining us in providing assistance to military personnel in need this holiday season.  Contributions can be made online or at Soldier’s Angels or sent to the Wagram Emanuel Holiness Church, Attn: Sgt. Peter A. Avila, c/o Pastor Ronnie Norton, PO Box 784. Wagram, NC  28936, 910-369-2729.

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Picture 1 We’re down to the wire on Christmas shopping. How about you relax and not worry about the rest of those stocking stuffers?  Instead make a donation to a local charity– in honor or your friends and family members.  Most local charities at this point, are desperately trying to figure out how they’re going to come through for the families relying on them this Christmas.  Families who won’t have the means to buy gifts for their children or a turkey for their table.

Your donation could be used to adopt one of those families and provide the kids with warm clothing or toys.  Or maybe even a Christmas dinner.  At Vermont Woods Studios we’re working with a local school where we know our donation is being put to work for people in our own community who need it the most.  The staff tells me they are seeing a greater need for food and winter clothing in their student families now than they can ever remember.  Many families that donated to projects like this last year are now in line to receive.

The Salvation Army sponsors Adopt A Family for Christmas projects across the country.  You local churches probably do the same.

It’s not too late to help.  You then either write a check or purchase food for a Christmas dinner.  So simple, but it means so much!

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.