Operation Homeless Hero was organized by IUP campus security officer Kristin Squires. During the
event to fill the stockings at IUP on December 5, volunteers stuffed 477 stockings for homeless veterans in western Pennsylvania.
Volunteers for the evening included IUP students from Rho Tau Chi military service fraternity, the Military Philanthropy Organization, Indiana County Team Red White and Blue, and students and parents from Seeds of Faith Christian Academy in Indiana.
Since the December 5 event, more than 500 additional stockings have been collected by Squires from campus and community donors for a total of more than 1,000 stockings.