SAN DIEGO — Volunteers gathered together on Saturday morning at USO San Diego Neil Ash Airport Center to pack over 4,000 Waves of Appreciation (WOA) bags with non-perishable food.
The bags will be handed out in December to 4,000 active-duty military service members traveling for the holidays on commercial flights from the San Diego International Airport.
Volunteers spent more than four hours working in an assembly line to stuff items into individual bags. The bags contain a variety of crackers, fruit snacks, nuts, beef jerky, granola bars, and thank you notes from San Diegans of all ages.
According to Elise Korican, Waves of Appreciation co-chair, an active duty service member sang the national anthem to kick off the volunteer event.