Overview

Every year before Thanksgiving and Christmas, our volunteer delivery drivers gather up boxes of food and supplies from Fresh Mart, and bring those groceries right to the doors of families in need. At the Thanksgiving delivery, each family receives a gift card to Walmart, the amount relative their family size, with the hope that it will allow them to buy meaningful Christmas gifts for their loved ones.

The program has been a huge success in making the holidays much brighter for these veterans and their families. As one volunteer describes, “The veteran greeted us with hugs and signs of tears in his eyes. He was awed by the generosity of the Human Outreach Project. He said that this Thanksgiving ‘miracle’ could not have happened at a better time.” 

BENEFICIARIES

  • Veterans local to the Salt Lake City area their families

NEEDS

  • Monetary assistance affording Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas presents

IMPACTS

  • Veterans and their families were able to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas with bountiful food

  • Building connections with our local community in Utah

  • HOP volunteers and veterans are all extremely moved and inspired by their interactions

Current Events

The Veteran Outreach Project served 25 Veterans and their families in 2017 and we hope to increase our outreach next year!

Volunteer

The Veterans Outreach Project relies on local volunteers to deliver meal supplies and gift cards to veterans during the week prior to Thanksgiving and the week prior to Christmas. To get involved this holiday season, contact us at: hop@wwtrek.com or 801-943-0264