Bit of home for the holidaysMembers of the Pleasanton Military Families Support Group and other volunteers packed 265 cartons of materials over the weekend to be sent to Pleasanton troops serving in Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf.
Pleasanton Military Families send 265 packages to troops in war zones
The packages contain personal care products, food, snacks, books, cards and Christmas garlands. Among the donations were 14 artificial Christmas trees with lights, which will be sent separately.
Pat Frizzell of the military families' organization said postage for the packages is estimated at $3,600, which will be paid by the group and $3,100 in specific cash and check donations for the project, including large donations from the Pleasanton Lions Club and Eagle Scout Jack Reed.