Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Towels, shower items sought for Marines

Towels, shower items sought for Marines
May 1, 2012

The city and Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee are collecting personal items for 350 welcome-home packages for Irvine's adopted Marines – the 2d Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division – out of Camp Pendleton.

The "2/11" battalion, which the city "adopted" in 2007, is returning throughout May and June from a 12-month deployment to Afghanistan. The welcome-home packages are for the battalion's single Marines, many of whom return to empty barracks without the comfort of family.

The public is invited to show support for the troops by donating towels, washcloths and men's body wash/shower gel items (Axe or Dove are the preferred brands) at Irvine Civic Center or the Lakeview Senior Center through Monday, May 7.

Items dropped off after May 7 will be used for any remaining welcome home packages and for other 2/11 Marine activities.

Information: 949-588-8014 or visit Irvine 211 Marines or 949-588-8014.

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