Helping our heroes: County launches Support Our Troops campaign.

Staff Reports

Make a difference: please help our troops.

(Victor Valley)РJust in time for the holiday season, the Board of Supervisors  launched the 2010 Support Our Troops campaign.

“As a Marine Corps veteran I was proud to support this effort, which will collect prepaid phone cards and gift cards for the deserving families of our brave troops deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan,” said First District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt.

This will be the fourth year of the program, which is coordinated by the County Department of Veterans Affairs. Last year, county residents and employees contributed nearly 5,000 toys and gifts and $11,000 in cash, gift cards and prepaid phone cards. Working with The American Legion 25th District, Yellow Ribbon America and other community groups, the county distributed three pallets of toys to military families.

Information on the program and how to donate is available at www.sbcounty.gov or by calling the County Department of Veterans Affairs at (909) 387-5516.

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