(The following is from a press release)
The City of Agoura Hills is asking residents, businesses and organizations to help in an effort to create care packages to send to the city’s recently adopted US Army military unit “The Wild Boars.” The military unit is Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain District out of Fort Polk, Louisiana.
Donated items needed to make up to 100 care packages for the deployed men and women in the army military unit include non-perishable foods and snacks (microwaveable or canned meals, candy, jerky and cookies), magazines, (health, fitness/ exercise, cars, motorcycles, tattoos, news, politics, economics, maxim) bedding sheets for single/twin sized mattresses, shaving cream and razors, air fresheners (no candles), wall hooks for towels and clothes, black crew socks (must go above the ankle) and deflated soccer, basket, and footballs. Donations can be dropped off between now and May 5 in the collection boxes at the following locations during normal business hours:
Agoura Hills City Hall, 30001 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills
Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills
Agoura Hills Library, 30001 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills
Fire Station 89, 29575 Canwood St, Agoura Hills
Items collected will be made into care packages at the upcoming Community Service Days on May 7 at Chumash Park. The America Supporting Americans adopt-a-unit program will distribute the care packages to the young men and women soldiers of Agoura Hills’s adopted military unit, helping to boost morale and connect them with the communities they serve and protect. Volunteers interested in making up the care packages may sign up to help at the City’s Community Service Days visit www.communityservicedays.org.
The care package project is one of many taking place on Community Service Days where individuals, families, churches, schools, service clubs, scouts, and seniors are invited to sign up to join in on a wide-range of improvement projects and charitable work throughout the community and beyond, such as projects to help the homeless along with the military partnership effort.
For more information about the America Supporting Americans military collection program, contact Louis Celaya at (818) 597-7314 or email [email protected] For more information on Community Service Days, visit www.communityservicedays.org or call Nick NewKirk at 818-597-7361.