Georgia National Guard supports military families in need

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Georgia Guard Foundation is gearing up for its Christmas Assistance Program.

It’s a way for military men and women to help other military families who may not be as fortunate.

The Christmas Assistance Program is now in its fourth year. Volunteers dedicated their time to make sure these hardworking individuals are able to give families a memorable Christmas.

Georgia National Guard members will give custom bicycles to 73 children.  Three-hundred military families will also receive food.

Captain Darrlyn Griffing has received donations for his family in the past.

“For me, it was just a great relief. It made our Christmas so much better on the family,” explains Captain Griffing.

He remembers telling his three children they probably wouldn’t receive many gifts from Santa.

“We had kind of been preparing them that this might be a lean Christmas,” recalls Captain Griffing. 

He says the smiles on his children’s faces is a moment he will never forget.

Three years later, Captain Griffing is now able to donate to the program to give other parents the opportunity to bring smiles to their families’ faces. 

“We give back every year now. They helped us.  Now, it’s our turn to help them,” said Captain Griffing.

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