Spreading holiday cheer

1st Sgt. James Mitchell of the U.S. Army Public Health Center, accepts a bag of toys and clothes from Volunteer Melinda Conway during the annual Angel Tree gift pick up hosted by Army Community Service at Top of the Bay Dec. 14. The gifts will be delivered to families in Mitchell’s unit.

APG Chief of Army Community Service Jennifer Eichner said 95 children will receive toys and clothes from the Angel Tree program, thanks to the generous donations from 10 organizations on-and off-post. She thanked Conway and her husband, Joseph Conway, an Army retiree, who have volunteered with the program for five years.

“It is such an honor to be part of the Angel Tree,” Eichner said. “Always great to be able to provide support to our Soldiers and their families, and as each year comes we are so grateful for the Conways who serve as our ‘head elves’ and really make the magic happen.”

During the event APG Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Toese Tia Jr. and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Director Michael Lupacchino stopped by to show their support.

Angel Tree-Dec. 14, 2017


By Rachel Ponder, APG News