Help a Veteran for Christmas

Post 134 adopts veterans for Christmas. We’ve been doing this for years and this year while we are still adopting a veteran and his family, we are also adopting a few single veterans. We always love to help entire families, but we don’t want to exclude veterans in need because they aren’t married.

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Ryan and “Lew” are two Marines with ten tours and two Purple Hearts between them. That’s right, they have five combat tours each that include both the Iraq and Afghanistan War. These men fought bravely and valiantly on the battlefield. They are home now going to school trying to transition back into society and they are bettering themselves. The live on very tight budgets and they’d never ask anything from us for themselves, but they’ve given so much. Let’s help them make it through the holidays. We are asking for Fred Meyers gift cards and food for Ryan’s service dog Athena.

The family we’ve adopted sent us their Christmas list:

Jordan is 17 boy, I asked him what he wanted for Christmas and he said he would really love some shoes or maybe  some new pants. My kids are awesome they never ask for much. My son wears 2x top, 34 /34 pants and size 13 shoes.

Justice is 13 girl, I asked her what she wanted for Christmas and she would love some more littlest pet shop figures and accessories. She would also love new clothes, anything is great with her! She wears adult sizes… M top, size 7 pants and size 8 shoe.

Marquites  is 3 boy, and he loves anything paw patrol and bubble guppies and marvel hero’s.  He has plenty of clothing but no wet boots or wet coat to play in ” da rain mommy”….. he is really easy to please. He likes power Rangers too!

Mio is only 9 months old boy, so he would appreciate anything age appropriate. He really enjoys noise making toys and he is currently trying to walk, so he is a ball of fire!

My husband and I don’t really need anything this holiday season, just for children to be happy!

Maybe if you could you give us an idea of an organization that could help us with our car payment and maybe some diapers I would greatly appreciate it.

Please drop off anything you can at the post. On top of getting presents for the kids and gift cards for the adults, we try to give them Christmas dinners. We have three turkeys at the post already, everything else would be appreciated. We want to get them everything the week before Christmas. Drop off or mail what you can to 2104 NE Alberta Street, Portland, Oregon 97211. If you would like to send a check, write it out to Post 134. Thank you, Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays.

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