Submitted by C/1LT Brisa Lopez
Families and many others from the Dalton area came to Sharing is Caring to shop for items, and gifts for Christmas on December 18th 2021.
To make sure the event was ran smoothly and safely, a few volunteers and JROTC cadets from Dalton High School contributed some of their time to this event.
The day started with heavy rain, breakfast, and assigning cadets to different areas of responsibilities. Cadets were positioned throughout the warehouse. The responsibilities of the cadets included helping the families and the other event volunteers with language translation for effective communication, distributing shopping bags to families, packing the families’ items in bags and checking them out, escorting families’ carts and helping them unload their shopped items and bags into their cars, and placing the empty carts back at the front entrance of the warehouse.
During the event, at noon, cadets were provided lunch by the event organizers. Cadets say it was a very grateful experience for them as they got to help out some families and share the moments of happiness in the coming days of Christmas.
The mission was an overall success in which the Army Junior ROTC program hopes to be able to continue to support for the coming years.