Pleasanton Weekly

News - March 12, 2010

Realtors send Easter gift packages to troops

Join Pleasanton Military Families in holiday effort

by Jeb Bing

Agents, administrative staff and executives of Prudential Stoneridge worked together this week to package hundreds of contributions from those in the community they serve for military men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Lori Johnson of the firm's office at 5960 Stoneridge Drive said Prudential Stoneridge agents collected the contributions during client calls and at the office. The firm worked with the Pleasanton Military Families Support Group in the collection and packaging effort.

More than 100 boxes were packed for the Military Families group's effort to send packages to troops from the Pleasanton area in time for Easter, Johnson said. Donated items from current clients, friends and other in the Tri-Valley included socks, T-shirts, sunscreen and foot powder along with food items, such as beef jerky, Girl Scout cookies, powered drink mixes and even a few chocolates. Because of the intense summer-time heat in both countries, chocolates can't be sent there after March 31.

A used cell phone drive was also conducted by the Stoneridge agents with the old cell phones traded for calling cards that were sent in the mailing for troops to call home.

Pleasanton Military Families meets once a month to support families with loved ones serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and the global war on terrorism. To contact the group, email


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