News Release City of Irvine
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PRESS RELEASE #04/21/2015
Contact : Craig Reem, Director of Public Affairs and Communications 949-724-6077, email@example.com
The City of Irvine, in partnership with the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee, is collecting personal items for welcome home packages for the City’s adopted 2/11 Marine Battalion returning home from deployment. The collection drive runs through Friday, May 29. Items donated will provide welcome home packages for single Marines, many of whom return home to empty barracks without the comfort of family.
Suggested donation items for care packages include, towels, washcloths and men’s body wash/shower gel (AXE or Dove brands are preferred), single-serve drink powder mix packets (Gatorade, Propel or Hawaiian Punch) and individually wrapped snacks (granola bars, beef jerky or protein bars). Female Marines are provided welcome home packages specifically for women from the 2/11 Committee. Welcome home notes and cards are also encouraged.
Donation bins are located at the Irvine Civic Center and Irvine Police Department lobbies, located at 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine and the Orange County Great Park Visitors Center, located at 6950 Marine Way, Irvine. For more information, call 949-724-6655.
Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has become a nationally recognized city, with a population of 242,651, spans 66 square miles and is recognized as one of America’s safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life. This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space and is the home of the Orange County Great Park – the first great metropolitan park of the 21st century. For more information, please visit cityofirvine.org.