ARROW MOVING AND STORAGE OF COLORADO SPRINGS – Art Lowenberg, our Customer Service Manager, who wears many hats, put on a new hat! He helped Santa and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who hosted Lockheed Martin’s annual Operation Santa Claus on Dec. 14.
Hundreds of Lockheed employees, family members of all ages and other volunteers gathered at the church’s Webster Avenue building to sort, wrap and distribute gifts collected throughout the year for needy families. The assembly-line operation transformed the cultural hall as volunteers checked in, received family assignments, wrapped presorted gifts and selected and wrapped others, and then delivered the gifts, in addition to holiday food staples. Refreshments were provided by church members, who also donated homemade cookies for distribution with the gifts. Participants, both those who have been part of the project for many years and more recent arrivals, spoke of their desire to help others in the community and to teach their own children that Christmas is about much more than receiving presents.
The hundreds of children and families receiving support were referred by agencies and groups including the Salvation Army, Little Munchkins and Jewish Family Services.