Reservist's civilian employer donates holiday baskets

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  • By Holly Curcione, Friends of Family Support Association
  • 914th Airlift Wing

A reservist and her civilian employer helped bring Thanksgiving cheer to military families here Nov. 21.

Senior Airman Raquel Densmore, 328th Airlift Squadron, delivered 18 holiday baskets filled with everything needed for a Thanksgiving dinner including gift cards to purchase a turkey.

In her civilian occupation Densmore works for T.Y. Lin International, a global, multi-disciplinary infrastructure services firm with offices in Rochester and Buffalo, NY and headquartered in San Francisco, California.  Their Quality Worklife Committee organized the holiday giving event. Employees brought in everything from apple juice to stuffing to pie crust. They even stocked the baskets with coloring books and crayons for the children.

Densmore worked for T.Y. Lin before she enlisted in the Air Force Reserve, but that didn't stop the company from supporting her military service from the beginning.

“The company has always been very supportive of my military service. I am always impressed with the way they engage the community," said Densmore. “Each year we choose a project for the holidays and since I had recently returned from deployment the suggestion was made to support our local service members. It is a really great feeling to see the people in my civilian family help out my military family.”

The baskets were accepted by the Friends of Family Support Association and distributed across NFARS to all branches of service.