pack for the troops

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Maintaining a holiday tradition, the folks at Brentwood Auto Parts in conjunction with Operation Creekside, VFW Post 10789 and dozens of local volunteers, are gearing up for the sixth annual Holiday Pack for the Troops. The event provides care packages to troops overseas. Donations of items and volunteers to help pack on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. at Veterans Hall in Brentwood are still needed.

Suggested items for donation include:

Nuts, granola bars, powdered drink mixes, beef jerky, gum, sunflower seeds, dried fruit, hand-written thank you notes, pencils, sharpeners, pens, baby wipes, and hand warmers, to name a few.

Each package costs $18.75 to ship and last year the group was able to send 330 boxes, raising nearly $6,000 for postage in time for Christmas.

Donations can be dropped off at Brentwood Auto Parts, 7881 Brentwood Blvd. 

A special thanks to VFW Post 10789 for the donation of their veterans hall.

For more information or to volunteer or donate, call Brentwood Auto Parts at 925-634-3952 or email, naparick@sbcglobal.net.

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