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. Continue reading