Operation Valentine 2010 at Camp Pendleton, CA

On Sunday, January 10, 2010, approximately
760 volunteers will meet at Camp Pendleton to pack 2400 Valentine care
packages for the 1st Marine Division – 3 battalions.   This is the
annual district event for 14 Orange county chapters of the  National
Charity League.   In addition to the care packages, we will provide
approximately $15,000 in gift cards to  the families of our Marines,
living in and around Camp Pendleton.

I am privileged to be the co-chair of this
event ( Saddleback Chapter )  with Denise Miller of the So Cal Chapter
( Long Beach, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos). Together with a stellar group
of ladies, we will  work to gather donations of money and products and
manage the logistics of this event.

This is the 3rd year for Operation
Valentine. Last year’s event took place at Camp Pendleton and we sent
1200 Valentine care packages and provided approx. $10,500 in gift
cards. This year we will double our efforts.

This is a difficult economy to achieve 
such ambitious results, but our ladies are fierce.   We will ask the 
Orange County Register to cover this event again. However, our
publicity staff will work to get as much publicity for this event as
possible.

If you would like to donate
products for our Valentine care packages or make a donation to our fund
for gift cards, please contact me at myoch@cox.net.  All donations are
tax deductible.

We love our troops!

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