Sending Support After the USS Fitzgerald Tragedy
July 6, 2017
We were shocked and saddened to hear the tragic news about USS Fitzgerald a few weeks ago. While cruising through waters near Japan, the USS Fitzgerald collided with a shipping vessel. The collision resulted in multiple injuries, 7 deaths, and massive damage to the ship.
As soon as we heard, we put our heads together to see how we could help. Our Deployed Adoptions Team Leader immediately put a call out to Angels on the team. We asked that they sign-up to send a one-time care package to the crew members of the USS Fitzgerald.
They immediately got to work assembling packages with personal care items, clothing, and snacks. We were able to send 66 packages to the crew. Here are just some of the packages sent.