RI News
3:40 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Rhode Island Rolls Out "Operation Holiday Cheer" For Troops

“Operation Holiday Cheer” was officially launched Wednesday. The Lt. Governor’s Office, Rhode Island National Guard and several organizations and businesses are teaming up to send care packages to Rhode Island guardsmen overseas during the holidays.

Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts and Maj. Gen. Kevin McBride roll out Operation Holiday Cheer at the RI National Guard Armory in Warwick.
Credit Catherine Welch / RIPR

Capt. Michael Calcagni got a care package last year. He said it makes difference when you’re away from family during the holidays. “However when you’re away one thing that is always uplifting, no matter what time of year, is mail call,” said Calcagni. “And when you can’t be home and mail brings home to you, it’s even better.”

Operation Holiday Cheer will be taking cash along with donations of items from a wish list. The care packages will be packed and shipped the next day.

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