Navy Wives Show Generosity

The Meridian Officers Spouses Club at Navy Meridian made donations of about $8,000 to charities both on and off the base.

The money was raised through the club's annual charity auction.

Special gifts this year went to the families of First Lt. Andrew Bruno and Lt. Junior-Grade Steven Elledge, who died in a plane crashes this year.

"We had just went through the first accident with Andy and Holly and watched the sad thing that she had to go through, and then again we went and saw it with Sylvia, but it was great for us to be able to give them something small to take with them, just to know that we care," said Jami Longwell, vice-president of MOSC.

Significant gifts were also made to Wesley House, Community of Hope Tutoring Program, Northeast High School, and Hope Village.