Thanksgiving and Christmas bring warm holiday traditions that are anticipated each year. A favorite annual Thanksgiving event for Amy DeFeo, Manager at California Apartments, is called “Operation Fireside.” This is the 4th year that Amy and her family have taken part in the special day.
Operation Fireside provides U.S Coast Guard Trainees, on break from basic training, with home-cooked holiday meals. More than 200 families in Cape May County open their homes to recruits so that they can spend the holiday off base and enjoy dinner and fellowship with a family. This year The American Red Cross paired 400 recruits with local families. For Amy, who is a military veteran, it has become one of her favorite holiday traditions.