Christmas in Springtime for Florida Families Impacted by COVID-19
Manasota Operation Troop Support joined the COVID-19 response campaign and provided new trucks, Legos, and toys to military families across Manatee and Sarasota County in Florida. This nonprofit organization supports local military troops and their families before, during, and after deployment as well as veterans in the community. “Reaching out to our veteran community with the Toys for Tots donation is a tangible way to show our military families that they are never forgotten,” said Linda Craig, Executive Director of Manasota Operation Troop Support. A veteran couple in the Manatee and Sarasota County area received a toy donation for their son, Ryan, who has a life-threatening condition called Glycogen Storage disease. This disease is caused by enzyme deficiencies, making him extra vulnerable to the virus. Ryan needed his spirits lifted and a distraction while in quarantine; his toy from Toys for Tots and Manasota Operation Troop Support gave him a little extra joy!