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Barksdale Airmen, Volunteers of America host Christmas party for homeless veterans

Reserve Citizen and active-duty Airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base along with members of Volunteers of America North Louisiana brought gifts and prepared a meal for a Christmas party at the Safe Haven shelter for homeless veterans, in Shreveport, Louisiana, December 19, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Maxwell Daigle)

Airman 1st Class Thomas Riojas and Airman 1st Class Dylan Schaeffer, both assigned to the 11th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, gather gifts to bring to homeless veterans at the Safe Haven shelter in Shreveport, Louisiana, December 19, 2018. Riojas and Schaeffer, along with other Airmen from the 11th AMU and the 307th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and members of Volunteers of America North Louisiana, brought the gifts and prepared a meal for a Christmas party at the shelter for the veterans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Maxwell Daigle)

Reserve Citizen and active-duty Airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base along with members of Volunteers of America North Louisiana brought gifts and prepared a meal for a Christmas party at the Safe Haven shelter for homeless veterans, in Shreveport, Louisiana, December 19, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Maxwell Daigle)

Airman 1st Class Virginia Guerrero, Airman 1st Class Dylan Schaeffer, and Airman 1st Class Christopher Estrada, all assigned to the 11th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, prepare Christmas gifts for homeless veterans at the Safe Haven shelter in Shreveport, Louisiana, December 19, 2018. The top three organization from the 11th AMU’s total force integration partner, the 307th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, helped raise the money needed to purchase the gifts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Maxwell Daigle)

Reserve Citizen and active-duty Airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base along with members of Volunteers of America North Louisiana brought gifts and prepared a meal for a Christmas party at the Safe Haven shelter for homeless veterans, in Shreveport, Louisiana, December 19, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Maxwell Daigle)

Cristy Jones, left, and Tonya Katz, with Volunteers of America North Louisiana, serve gumbo to homeless veterans during a Christmas party at the Safe Haven shelter in Shreveport, Louisiana, December 19, 2018. Katz prepared food and organized efforts to bring gifts to the veterans for the party. She has put on the Christmas party for the veterans at Safe Haven for the last four years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Maxwell Daigle)

Reserve Citizen and active-duty Airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base along with members of Volunteers of America North Louisiana brought gifts and prepared a meal for a Christmas party at the Safe Haven shelter for homeless veterans, in Shreveport, Louisiana, December 19, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Maxwell Daigle)

Tonya Katz, with Volunteers of America North Louisiana, serves a bowl of gumbo to a homeless veteran during a Christmas party at the Safe Haven shelter in Shreveport, Louisiana, December 19, 2018. The shelter is run by VOANL as one of their services dedicated to helping veterans find stability. VOANL relies on donations and volunteer efforts, such as those contributed by top three organizations from units around the 307th Maintenance Group, to operate the shelter and make events such as their annual Christmas Party possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Maxwell Daigle)

Reserve Citizen and active-duty Airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base along with members of Volunteers of America North Louisiana brought gifts and prepared a meal for a Christmas party at the Safe Haven shelter for homeless veterans, in Shreveport, Louisiana, December 19, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Maxwell Daigle)

Airman 1st Class Virginia Guerrero, an electronic warfare specialist assigned to the 11th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, spends time with a homeless veteran during a Christmas party at the Safe Haven shelter in Shreveport, Louisiana, December 19, 2018. Active-duty and Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 11th AMU and the 307th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron teamed up to provide the party for the veterans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Maxwell Daigle)

Reserve Citizen and active-duty Airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base along with members of Volunteers of America North Louisiana brought gifts and prepared a meal for a Christmas party at the Safe Haven shelter for homeless veterans, in Shreveport, Louisiana, December 19, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Maxwell Daigle)

Reserve Citizen and active-duty Airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base along with members of Volunteers of America North Louisiana brought gifts and prepared a meal for a Christmas party at the Safe Haven shelter for homeless veterans in Shreveport, Louisiana, December 19, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Maxwell Daigle)

SHREVEPORT, La. --