Operation Santa: Sam's Soldiers

Soldiers are trained to survive the unexpected, but no one could have prepared for the unexpected events of this year.  US Soldiers stationed and deployed around the world have worked harder, longer and differently this year than ever before.  Let us show them our gratitude.

 Because of COVID, many young men and women in the military have been unable to travel home or see their loved ones for extended periods of time.  Also, quarantine and/or stay at home mandates have made it challenging for them to obtain essential goods. 

 One of these soldiers is our very own, Sam. Sam is my sister and my best friend. GI Jane, a 2LT, has been stationed in Italy for over a year and because of COVID, we have not been able to see her at all. I miss her terribly, but am so proud to be one of the leaders of this Go Fund Me to show her that I love her and think about her every single day.

This GoFundMe page was created to collect funds for the Soldiers, including Sam, currently stationed in one of the hardest hit regions by this global pandemic.  The funds collected on this page will be used to gather essential goods for holiday care packages for these US Soldiers. 

 Help us show all these young men and women that even though we cannot be with them physically, we are always thinking of them – now more than ever.  We truly support and thank the soldiers in Italy.


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  • Nisha Buddig 
    • $20 
    • 1 hr
  • Marisa Forman 
    • $50 
    • 1 hr
  • Sybil and Joe Weingast 
    • $100 
    • 2 hrs
  • Cooper Kurland 
    • $100 
    • 3 hrs
  • vincent michello 
    • $50 
    • 6 hrs
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Organizer and beneficiary

Dawn Rolnick 
West Nyack, NY
Russell Rolnick 
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