Blue Star Moms send 4,100 care packages overseas
Contra Costa Times Article
Launched: 12/12/2007 03:01:24 AM PST
IN THE GENEROUS SPIRIT OF THE SEASON, the Blue Star Moms gathered recently to package and send thousands of care packages and gifts to our soldiers overseas. 'Holiday Hugs from Home' was organized by a large committee with Paige Barrett of San Ramon, Debbie Burrow of Concord, Judy Scheer of Walnut Creek and Carolyn McCombs of Concord serving as co-chairwomen. Countless hours have been spent the past few months collecting, sorting, and bagging donated items. Meanwhile, Sandy Sperling of Dublin has been busy all year keeping track of thousands of soldiers' names and addresses, printing mailing labels and filling out customs forms. All the work paid off when, on a recent cold Friday morning, 4,100 care packages were sent off, thanks to the incredible help and support of so many individuals in our community. Two 27-foot moving trucks from Waters Moving in Martinez helped transport two storage units from Concord and six storage units from San Ramon to the New Hope International Church in Concord, where the packages were packed."
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