Operation Valentine 2011 was a great success !

Theodora Yoch, Drew Parton, Kaitlyn Oudt

Packing 2500 Care Packages

Letting the Marines know how much we appreciate them!

 

Approximately 1100 mothers and daughters of District V, Region 5 ( Orange County- 13 Chapters) of National Charity League arrived at Camp Pendleton Sunday morning and shared a day with the Marines while packing 2500 care packages for the men and women Marines stationed in Afghanistan.

As District Specialist- Philanthropy, I commend this year’s chairperson, Pam Roy on the outstanding job she and the team did.  It could not have gone better.  It was inspiring during the course of the day to see moms and daughters asking questions of our Marine hosts, approx.120,  who guided the chapters through the rotations of giving a glimpse of Marine life while allowing time for us to pack out the necessary care packages.  It was a great day.  We shared and learned and walked away with a fondness and respect for the Marines and all they give to us.

Please read the Orange County Register Article on the event – http://www.ocregister.com/news/marine-283372-pendleton-league.html

Please watch the NBC Video on the event – http://www.nbcsandiego.com/station/shows/knsd/morning-salute/Saluting_Operation_Valentine_San_Diego-113206334.html

Please read  the article that appeared in the military news:

http://www.dvidshub.net/news/63318/operation-valentine-lets-deployed-marines-sailors-know-they-appreciated

Thanks to all.

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