Thursday, June 1, 2017

Memorial Day 2017

The key note speaker at the Pleasanton Ca. Memorial Day Ceremony was Colonel Windsor S. "Shane" Buzza, Chief of Staff, Pacific Division, 75th Training Command. 

He encouraged the audience to find a way to support the families of the Fallen 
in any way we can, 
because that is what they would want us to do. 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Making Cards for the PMF June Pack Out

Been having a great time making some cards to put in the 
next Pack Out in June.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Adopt a Box!

Yesterday was a big day for Pleasanton Military Families and me too! The Easter Pack Out was the first order of the day with over 200 care packages going out. At least half the crowd of volunteers were first timers. So great! 

Later that afternoon, we set up outside of the Cellar Door to introduce people to the Adopt a Box program where anyone can make a donation that will end up filling and sending a care package overseas. Some of the folks had their photos taken in front of the flag with a sign showing they had adopted the care package. That photo will go right into the box when it is shipped. I love that our troops get to see the faces of those back home who SO appreciate their service.

We also had a table where people could write a note of thanks and encouragement to our troops. Those letters go out in the next Pack Out on June 3rd. 

Best news of all? 
$830 was raised for buying and shipping items over to our deployed men and women all over the world.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Love in a Box

Right in my own town, Pleasanton Military Families (PMF) is making a difference every day in the lives of very important people-our men and women in service as well as in the lives of their families here at home. 

The next PMF Pack Out to our deployed military is coming up in March. A flurry of emails has been coming my way regarding preparation for the event. 

I wanted to pass on one of these emails: the thank you letter that arrived in my "IN" box today...from a chaplain stationed in Afghanistan. He has been sharing the contents of PMF care packages that come his way.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.