Thanking the Troops - Armed Services YMCA of El Paso Gives Away Free Turkey and Food Baskets to Soldiers for Thanksgiving
El Paso, TX – To show our appreciation to the troops who bravely serve our country, the Armed Services YMCA of El Paso hosted its annual turkey and Thanksgiving gift basket giveaway event. More than 1,400 soldiers collectively received $35,000 worth of food items for the holiday; all of which were made possible by monetary and food donations from more than 20 local organizations and companies in El Paso. According to retired Lt. Col. Jose Melendez, the Executive Director for the local Armed Services YMCA, this event was “to tell the soldiers how much we appreciate their sacrifices and the sacrifices made by their families.”
The Armed Services YMCA is a member association of the YMCA of the USA that exclusively focuses on military families. The Armed Services YMCA of El Paso provides hands-on, innovative, specialized programs, and support services to military service members and their families. No dues or membership fees are required and programs are offered at no cost to military families or at a reduced rate through our financial assistance program.