Pettit Kohn Volunteers Distribute Goodie Bags
For the third year in a row, Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz is a proud sponsor of the Waves of Appreciation project. On Saturday, December 20, 2014, several volunteer team members from Pettit Kohn and Pepperdine Alumni distributed food bags at the San Diego International Airport to active-duty service members who are traveling home for the holidays.
Through the collaborative efforts of the San Diego Waves (alumni chapter of Pepperdine University) and the USO San Diego, the Waves of Appreciation (WOA) was founded to provide a food resource to members of our armed services flying home for holiday leave. With support from local businesses, volunteers and other strategic partners, WOA prepares 3,000 goodie bags with non-perishable food items, including granola bars, beef jerky, crackers and candy bars for distribution at the airport five days before Christmas.
San Diego has one of the largest concentrations of active-duty military in the free world. Every year an estimated 5,000 service members go home for the holidays on commercial flights from the San Diego International Airport. Long hours in airports, airport food prices and the absence of food on so many flights present challenges to the financial resources of these young service members. WOA bags aim to provide food to keep the service members from going hungry.
If you’re interested in donating or volunteering for future events with the WOA, please visit their website at www.wavesofappreciation.org or their FB page at https://www.facebook.com/WavesOfAppreciation.