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May 16, 2008
The students from the Center for Children at La Cresecenta Presbyterian Church have been collecting items to send in care packages to American men and women serving in the armed forces who are stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The children, in kindergarten through sixth grades, recently decorated duffle bags that will be sent to about 120 service members. Some of the items that will be included in the packages are energy bars, microwave popcorn, beef jerky, white socks, toiletries, DVD movies, playing cards and small toys for local children.
NEWS
April 2, 2003
Gary Moskowitz Robb Paulak worked alongside soldiers who would keep thank-you letters written by young students and take them with them everywhere. Paulak, a fifth-grade teacher at Horace Mann Elementary School, recently returned from a 13-month tour of duty guarding hazardous chemicals in Utah and Colorado as a staff sergeant in the Army Reserves. This week, Paulak and other teachers and staff are helping Mann students put together more than 60 care packages that will be sent to U.S. troops.
NEWS
By Geghard Arakelian | August 12, 2005
A JPL employee received a certificate of appreciation on behalf of the National Committee for Employers Support for the Guard and Reserve in JPL's von Karman Auditorium Aug. 5 "I'm quite surprised and quite honored. I think I was recognized for something that I think everybody should be doing as a matter of their daily lives," said Harrel Crenshaw Manager of Procurement Quality Assurance at JPL. He received the award for his efforts in the National Committee for Employers Support for the Guard and Reserve.
NEWS
By Angela Hokanson | November 24, 2007
Seniors and teenagers from the Crescenta-Cañada and Verdugo Hills YMCAs will gather with hundreds of other volunteers on Dec. 1 to express their thanks to U.S. troops in combat zones abroad by assembling care packages in Van Nuys as part of Operation Gratitude. This is the first year the two YMCA branches are bringing youth and senior citizens together to collaborate on a community service project like this, said Heather Hjelmervik, teen program director at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA.
NEWS
December 27, 2001
Karen S. Kim SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- Marguerite Youredjian was used to giving up her time to help others. Back in Jerusalem where she had lived, Youredjian used to invite senior citizens into her home to pamper them with baths in her own bathtub. After she moved to America, she continued her work by bringing homemade meals to convalescent hospitals and entertaining patients. And two years ago, Youredjian followed through on another passion of hers by starting Love In Action, a charity organization established to aid orphans in Armenia.
NEWS
By: Elia Powers | September 11, 2005
Where most people see mounds of cheap candy, Taffy Dalby spots a donation opportunity. The Costa Mesa resident makes an annual sweep of area grocery stores the day after Halloween to purchase half-priced sweets. Eventually, she sends the Snickers and Reese's Pieces along with other goods to deployed troops in Iraq. "The boys love their candy," Dalby said. On Saturday, as they do each month, Dalby and her husband, Tony Dalby, invite community members to their home to make care packages for American military personnel.
NEWS
By Tania Chatila | May 13, 2006
DOWNTOWN ? Troops overseas may be busy fighting in a war, but that doesn't mean they wouldn't enjoy some Girl Scout cookies, 6-year-old Destiny Bright said. The La Crescenta Elementary School student sold 500 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to be sent to soldiers serving in other countries ? and she said she's sure they will appreciate them. "Maybe they are fighting and maybe they might be hungry from all that fighting, so we're sending them cookies," Destiny said. Destiny is a brownie in Girl Scout Troop 923, of La Crescenta, and about a month ago she got involved in her troop's project for the year ?
NEWS
July 29, 2004
Caring Dear Dr. Joe, Just to let you know how deeply I appreciated your article this week sharing a very sensitive observation of a young soldier just returning home("Coming Home," CV Sun, July 23). I'm sure your reaching out to him to show recognition for what he has done and your appreciation meant a lot to him. My son, Mark Alan Bishop Jr., is also in the army, having joined prior to 9/11, and has also been an U.S. Army Ranger, receiving a commendation award for his bravery in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
FEATURES
By Monica Lee | November 21, 2008
The Crescenta Valley High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program commemorated Veterans Day with its annual school-wide assembly on Thursday, Nov. 13. The assembly honored three local veterans, informed the student body of the five military branches and raised awareness for Operation Gratitude, a letter-writing project hosted by the JROTC program. The day started off with a formal reveille ceremony on Community Avenue at the school flagpole. Students, school office staff and guest speakers somberly observed as JROTC cadets methodically raised the United States flag to the top of the pole.
NEWS
November 20, 2000
A care package drive for the homeless, organized by the student club ACT (Active Charities Team), is under way at Glendale Community College. ACT is helping the homeless in the community by preparing Thanksgiving care packages of essential items. The drive continues through Wednesday. Students, faculty and staff are placing donations in boxes in the San Rafael Building, San Gabriel Building, Library and Administration Building lobby. The community is invited to participate.
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By Monica Lee | November 21, 2008
The Crescenta Valley High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program commemorated Veterans Day with its annual school-wide assembly on Thursday, Nov. 13. The assembly honored three local veterans, informed the student body of the five military branches and raised awareness for Operation Gratitude, a letter-writing project hosted by the JROTC program. The day started off with a formal reveille ceremony on Community Avenue at the school flagpole. Students, school office staff and guest speakers somberly observed as JROTC cadets methodically raised the United States flag to the top of the pole.
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NEWS
May 16, 2008
The students from the Center for Children at La Cresecenta Presbyterian Church have been collecting items to send in care packages to American men and women serving in the armed forces who are stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The children, in kindergarten through sixth grades, recently decorated duffle bags that will be sent to about 120 service members. Some of the items that will be included in the packages are energy bars, microwave popcorn, beef jerky, white socks, toiletries, DVD movies, playing cards and small toys for local children.
NEWS
By Angela Hokanson | November 24, 2007
Seniors and teenagers from the Crescenta-Cañada and Verdugo Hills YMCAs will gather with hundreds of other volunteers on Dec. 1 to express their thanks to U.S. troops in combat zones abroad by assembling care packages in Van Nuys as part of Operation Gratitude. This is the first year the two YMCA branches are bringing youth and senior citizens together to collaborate on a community service project like this, said Heather Hjelmervik, teen program director at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA.
NEWS
By Tania Chatila | June 15, 2006
SOUTHEAST GLENDALE ? It's been more than a year since Glendale resident Clifford Henry died. But he still receives letters from soldiers overseas, thanking him for his support of their efforts. Henry, who was living at Windsor Manor until his death, sent a donation to Operation Gratitude ? a nonprofit organization that sends care packages to servicemen and women overseas ? at the beginning of 2005. And with it, he sent a letter that was eventually copied and mailed with hundreds of care packages the organization sent out last year.
NEWS
By Tania Chatila | May 13, 2006
DOWNTOWN ? Troops overseas may be busy fighting in a war, but that doesn't mean they wouldn't enjoy some Girl Scout cookies, 6-year-old Destiny Bright said. The La Crescenta Elementary School student sold 500 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to be sent to soldiers serving in other countries ? and she said she's sure they will appreciate them. "Maybe they are fighting and maybe they might be hungry from all that fighting, so we're sending them cookies," Destiny said. Destiny is a brownie in Girl Scout Troop 923, of La Crescenta, and about a month ago she got involved in her troop's project for the year ?
NEWS
By: Elia Powers | September 11, 2005
Where most people see mounds of cheap candy, Taffy Dalby spots a donation opportunity. The Costa Mesa resident makes an annual sweep of area grocery stores the day after Halloween to purchase half-priced sweets. Eventually, she sends the Snickers and Reese's Pieces along with other goods to deployed troops in Iraq. "The boys love their candy," Dalby said. On Saturday, as they do each month, Dalby and her husband, Tony Dalby, invite community members to their home to make care packages for American military personnel.
NEWS
By: Sarah Hill | September 10, 2005
Marching through a walkway of waving American flags, McKinley Elementary School students received red and white carnations, and shook hands with the mayor and Sgt. Michael Vargas-Machuca, a U.S. Marine who recently returned from serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom as part of the school's observance of Patriot Day. Several Burbank schools held special assemblies Friday to commemorate Patriot Day, a day declared by President...
NEWS
By Geghard Arakelian | August 12, 2005
A JPL employee received a certificate of appreciation on behalf of the National Committee for Employers Support for the Guard and Reserve in JPL's von Karman Auditorium Aug. 5 "I'm quite surprised and quite honored. I think I was recognized for something that I think everybody should be doing as a matter of their daily lives," said Harrel Crenshaw Manager of Procurement Quality Assurance at JPL. He received the award for his efforts in the National Committee for Employers Support for the Guard and Reserve.
NEWS
July 29, 2004
Caring Dear Dr. Joe, Just to let you know how deeply I appreciated your article this week sharing a very sensitive observation of a young soldier just returning home("Coming Home," CV Sun, July 23). I'm sure your reaching out to him to show recognition for what he has done and your appreciation meant a lot to him. My son, Mark Alan Bishop Jr., is also in the army, having joined prior to 9/11, and has also been an U.S. Army Ranger, receiving a commendation award for his bravery in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
NEWS
April 2, 2003
Gary Moskowitz Robb Paulak worked alongside soldiers who would keep thank-you letters written by young students and take them with them everywhere. Paulak, a fifth-grade teacher at Horace Mann Elementary School, recently returned from a 13-month tour of duty guarding hazardous chemicals in Utah and Colorado as a staff sergeant in the Army Reserves. This week, Paulak and other teachers and staff are helping Mann students put together more than 60 care packages that will be sent to U.S. troops.
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