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Socktober Benefits Three Oaks

Three Oaks
Staff at the Three Oaks Center in Lexington Park, Maryland, hold up socks received in last year’s Socktober drive — a campaign to raise awareness of homelessness. Collections for this year will start Sept. 21, and the goal is to beat last year’s collection of 180 bags. 
Posted for Three Oaks Center

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — For the second year in a row, socks will be collected throughout the month of October to donate to the Three Oaks Center, a homeless shelter in Lexington Park, Maryland.

Socktober, as it’s commonly referred, is a national campaign to raise awareness of homelessness nationwide. Last year was the first year Wilberto Flores, a volunteer coordinator with AIR 6.0’s Naval Acquisition Development Program (NADP) program, headed the event at NAVAIR — with support fromRear Adm. Paul Sohl, Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC); and Rear Adm. CJ Jaynes, Program Executive officer for Air Anti-Submarine Warfare, Assault and Special Mission Programs (PEO(A)).

“Our Socktober drive is to help those in need — especially veterans and family. During the cold season, a good pair of socks will help keep them warm,” said Mr. Flores, who is also a logistics management entry level employee at NAVAIR. “We are hoping to beat last year’s total collection of 180 bags.”

New sock collections will begin Sept. 21 and will run until Oct. 30. Boxes will be located in Building 449 and the Rear Admiral William A. Moffett Building 2272, Patuxent River, MD.

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