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Here’s a shout out for Ryan who helped coordinate SERVPRO with Secret Santa for Vet’s. SERVPRO picked up some holiday goodies for Vet’s Yvette and Matthew!
Secret Santa for Vet’s was started by Nicole D’Augustine DeLaura in memory and honor of her brother Staff Sgt. D’Augustine, who was killed in 2012 during his second tour of duty in Afghanistan.
My brother had always been for the underdog,” Nicole D’Augustine DeLaura told me. “When he passed away, I knew I wanted to help his Brothers – I wanted to help veterans.”
Secret Santa for Vets is a great way for families across the fruited plain to show their love and appreciation for the men and women who defend our freedom.
So last year, the Staff Sergeant Joseph D’Augustine Memorial Fund launched a new project to honor the Armed Forces – “Secret Santa for Vets
“My brother would have really loved this,” Nicole said.
Secret Santa for Vets
is a great way for families across the fruited plain to show their love and appreciation for the men and women who defend our freedom.
“None of these military veterans know they are receiving gifts,” she said. “They have no idea until the doorbell rings.”
Here’s how it works:
“We are trying to re-create the concept of the care package,” Nicole said. “A lot of veterans when they come back home they feel forgotten – so we wanted to do something about that.” Last year, they were able to send out 90 packages to veterans. This year, they’ve already sent out almost 200 packages.
SERVPRO thanks Nicole and all her helpers for all the good work they are doing for US Veterans. SERVPRO would like to especially thank Staff Sergeant Joseph D’Augustine, for his ultimate sacrifice for us and his country.