Donation to Operation Homefront to benefit local Wisconsin troops

Donation from Toyota of La Crosse

A nonprofit benefiting the families of service members receives a donation Wednesday to send care packages to Wisconsin troops.

Toyota of La Crosse presented a check to Operation Homefront Wednesday morning. The donation is part of the vehicle dealership’s monthly fundraising program, Toyota of La Crosse Cares.

This month’s recipient, Operation Homefront, helps military families by providing financial assistance. Nonprofit directors say with incoming deployments for local reserve units, the donation is more than welcome.

“We have two deployments that are going on. The Air National Guard out of Wisconsin just went out recently, and then the 327th out of Onalaska, they will be deploying soon, and so this money is going to be used for care packages to send to our troops in Wisconsin,” said AmeriCorps Vista Outreach Coordinator Chelsea Dresen.

Wednesday’s donation to Operation Homefront was for $2,940.