Busy stocking makers Diane Connell and Beth Johnsen
Christmas arrives soon, but for Laguna Beach American Legion Auxiliary Unit 222 members Diane Connell and Beth Johnsen the holiday has been ever present in the last year. Their handiwork produced 120 Christmas stockings. Earlier this month, with an assist from other Post members, they were filled with goodies and sent to service personnel in Afghanistan and Okinawa.
American Legion Auxiliary members from left, Sandi Werthe, Jean Law, Diane Connell, Beth Johnsen with Words of Comfort, Hope & Promise founder Cynthia Martinez.
The Legion Auxiliary also partnered with a San Clemente non-profit, Words of Comfort, Hope and Promise, helping stuff 2,000 more stockings with the same purpose.
Irvine Girl Scouts, Top of the World Elementary students, and local Rosalind Russell added cards as well.
Operation Christmas Care Packages is an annual program hosted by WOCHP, in collaboration with other organizations. With the support of volunteers and contributors, we are able to come together to create care packages for military personnel overseas who are unable to spend Christmas with their families. Please donate to Operation Christmas Care Packages to keep this great program going each year, and to touch the lives of our brave men and women overseas.