A truck pulls in and the presents pour out.
“You problem any individual to affix you and so if you are going to give again, it is simpler to do with a staff. And the military does that higher than anyone,” mentioned Captain Raymond Davis of the Staff Brownsville Sector of Operation Guardian Help.
The Military Nationwide Guard stationed in Brownsville is giving again to a deserving charity in Harlingen this vacation season. Valley Haven is a house for abused and uncared for youngsters and depends closely on volunteers and donations to care for his or her youngsters, who grow to be like household to them.
“Should you come frequently, the youngsters get to know you. As you stroll via the door, they name your title and run to you for a hug,” mentioned Donna Millon, Valley Haven volunteer.
However as the children would say, this is not only a shelter. It’s a dwelling for them and they’re all one massive household. That is precisely why these citizen troopers needed to provide again.
“I at all times inform them we’re one household proper now. You will have 35 brothers and sisters they usually’re good with it. They like it. They do not wish to go away.” mentioned Valley Haven co-founder, Kristen Millon.
The group contains members from Brownsville, Falfurrias, Laredo, Corpus Christi, and at the same time as far-off as Kentucky. Altogether they donated near $10,000 price of reward playing cards, requirements, toys and clothes.
“We walked in about three weeks in the past into this group and simply mentioned, ‘hey, we wish to assist.’ And so they mentioned, ‘sure, let’s do it.’ They’d no concept the place we had been going with it,” mentioned Davis.
And for these youngsters who in any other case would not have themselves a merry little Christmas, these donations go a good distance.
“You haven’t any concept what you’ve gotten completed, what an affect that is for Valley Haven and what it means to all of us. It is unimaginable,” mentioned Gracie Bradwell, Co-Founding father of Valley Haven.
If you wish to give again to Valley Haven, go to their web site or name them at (956) 893-0422. They’re in want of clothes (particularly new underwear, socks and pajamas), in addition to reward playing cards for experiences (like motion pictures, bowling, and different outings).