During this season of giving, we need to remember that our greatest gift is that of freedom. For the second year, Putnam County Government and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department are working in a joint effort with United for the Troops to raise money to send comfort packages to those serving in the U.S. Armed Forces overseas. The effort is known as Operation Defend the Holidays.

For a $15 donation, a care package will be sent to a soldier overseas on your behalf or that of a loved one of your choice.  You will be given a card acknowledging the donation. Your name or the person named as donor will appear on a virtual wall highlighting the care packages that have been sponsored.