Mission Monday: Help for the Holidays

Posted at 3:39 PM, Nov 12, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-12 15:39:31-05

Looking to help or be helped this holiday season? Here is some great information directly from NAS Oceana:

The Holiday Assistance Program here at NAS Oceana and Dam Neck Annex is all new for 2012. As always, HAP is the annual tradition where Sailors and Marines and their families are offered assistance through the generous spirit of their shipmates. In previous years, full dinners were assembled by food donations and issued to Sailors and Marines, including a frozen turk ey. Because of the difficulty of managing that program, a new one has been developed where selected Sailors and Marines will receive a Thanksgiving and Holiday dinner voucher for the local commissary and/or toy gifts will be given via an Angel Tree selection. One nomination form can be used for both food and Angel Tree nominations.

This year, monetary donations of cash or check made payable to “Holiday Assistance Program” will be accepted and applied towards commissary vouchers. Special envelopes are available and collected at the Oceana and Dam Neck Annex chapels designated specifically for HAP. Also, contributors may elect to purchase vouchers directly from the Commissary and submit to the chapel or HAP Coordinator. Also, contributors may elect to sponsor toy gift requests for a boy or girl by selecting an angel from the NEX or commissary Angel Tree and purchasing the requested gift.

Sailors and Marines can apply for the assistance through their command HAP rep. or senior enlisted leader. Please contact your Command HAP coordinator for more information, or the overall HAP coordinator, ABEC Julio Altuna at 433-2980.