For the past several years, I've had the great pleasure of participating in an Annual Pajama Party for Final Salute hosted by The Blackmon family. Final Salute is an organization founded by Jas Boothe to help homeless women veterans and their families. At Christmas time, the Blackmon family "adopts" several families from Final Salute and with the aid of their family, friends and contacts, help these veterans have a better holiday. They ask for lists from the families of what they would like to have and what they need and then as a group, their guests and contacts work to fulfill the list. This year there were NINE families adopted from Final Salute and the guests poured in with gifts, gift cards and money for them. It's probably one of the most touching sights I've ever seen. Rows of bicycles, stacks of toys and clothes...it's heartwarming.
The Blackmon Family (Roland, Liz and Dehrian) host this amazing party and open their home as a collection site. Once the guests go home and all is quiet, they begin the process of delivering all of the gifts. This process takes a couple of days by itself. It's a huge job and one that is done out of love.
Liz and Roland are both veterans and stay engaged to help their fellow vets. If you'd like more information on Final Salute, please visit https://www.finalsaluteinc.org/Home.html #finalsalute #womenveterans #stophomelessness