Local commands assist Ronald McDonald Charities of Hawaii

Volunteers recently assist the Ronald McDonald Charities of Hawaii by stuffing envelopes. Photo courtesy of MA3 Abrel Smith

05/09/14

By Don Robbins, Editor, Ho’okele

The Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Junior Enlisted Association (JEA), the Makalapa Branch Medical First Class Petty Officer Association (FCPOA), SEAL (Sea, Air, Land) Delivery Vehicle Team One (SDTV-1) Junior Enlisted Organization (JEO) and University of Hawaii students on recently assisted the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii to help fold letters and stuff them into envelopes for a large mailing list for Mothers Day.

More than 30 volunteers participated in the letter project to send inspirational letters to mothers and let them know about the services the Ronald McDonald House provides.

The joint base JEA plans to assist the Ronald Mc-Donald House Hawaii with events and projects on a regular basis.

“We are thankful to be given the opportunity to help with stuffing envelopes for Mothers Day at the Ronald McDonald Charities of Hawaii,” said Quartermaster 2nd Class Caroline Fisher of JBPHH port operations, harbor control tower. Fisher is a JEA member.

This is the JEA’s first of many events to come with the Ronald McDonald Charities of Hawaii, said JEA vice president Master-At-Arms 3rd Class Abrel Smith of JBPHH Security. The charity plays a vital role in the community for ill children and their families, he said.

“It was only right that we play a key role in helping stuff letters to deserving mothers across the country and provide a safe, comfortable home for visiting families,” Smith said.

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