Joint Task Force Bravo – Soto Cano Air Base in Comayagua Honduras keeps on helping Honduran families

Joint Force Bravo Comayagua Honduras

Children from the village of Mata de Patano, just outside of Comayagua, Honduras, receive clothes and backpacks that were donated by the 612th Air Base Squadron fire department, Joint Task Force-Bravo Comayagua Honduras.
The drive collected more than 275 sets of clothing and shoes that helped over 30 families.
Keep up the good work Joint Task force Bravo!

The 612th Air Base Squadron (ABS) Fire Department donated clothes they had collected to Honduran families in the village of Mata de Platano, just outside of Comayagua, Honduras.

The clothing drive collected over 1,000 pounds of clothing for the local families in need. This amounted to more than 275 sets of clothing and shoes distributed to 30 families. They also handed out backpacks to the children as well.

The idea to have a drive started when one airman observed that many of the local people were wearing clothes that had seen better days.

“I was downtown and saw a lot of locals with ripped, dirty, or clothes that weren’t fit to wear,” said U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Steven Vandenburgh, a 612 ABS firefighter driver operator. “I knew I had clothes to spare and thought it would be a good idea to donate them.”

And just like that, a clothing drive was born. Vandenburgh spearheaded the drive by creating a central collection point and solicited donations from other Joint Task Force-Bravo personnel by advertising on the commander’s access channel and distributing flyers around post during the month of February.

“Any humanitarian project or act of kindness is always helpful and ensures that people of all races and ethnicities can and will join together to help one another,” said Vandenburgh. “These projects are very beneficial to the local communities to show that we are here to help, and make their lives better in any way possible.”

by Capt. Steven Stubbs

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