Operation E.L.F. has another successful year

Members of the 242nd Engineer Detachment meet with Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman before deployment. (Photo: CT National Guard).

HARTFORD, Conn, (WTNH)  –  The campaign Operation E.L.F. – Embracing Lonely Families – which helps military families during the holidays has announced another successful year raising more than $18,000 in gift cards and financial support along with collecting hundreds of toys for Connecticut’s military families.

Connecticut National Guard Adjutant General and Commander Major General Thaddeus Martin says “Connecticut residents, whether through their generous donations or volunteering services, have gone above and beyond in support of Connecticut service members and their families.”

Lt. Governor nancy Wyman says “Our military men and women make such sacrifices for us, Operation E.L.F. is one small but important way we can give back and support what they for state and country.”

Also 56 families were adopted by 46 donors including businesses, organizations and individuals throught the adopt-a-family program, which is an anonymous effort to help military families during the holidays.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s