Operation "Hug My Hero" is having a benefit dinner on Saturday, December 14 at the Chico Eagle's Lodge.
The new non profit group says proceeds will help family members visit their loved ones in the military.
It is associated with the North Valley Community Foundation.
Founder Tracy Busby has a daughter serving in the Air Force and knows first hand how difficult it can be to travel and be present for occasions like an important graduation ceremony.
The dinner is $10, and there will be raffle prices. The no host bar opens at 5 p.m., dinner is served at 5 p.m.
The Chico Eagle's Lodge is located at 1940 Mulberry Street, cross of East 20th Street.
For information about the dinner or how to apply for assistance, call (530) 863-0615. You can also find Hug My Hero on Facebook.