Real estate agents, administrative staff and executives of Prudential Stoneridge worked together Saturday 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 their calls on clients and at the Stoneridge Drive office. The firm worked with the Pleasanton Military Families Support Group in the collection and packaging effort.
More than 100 boxes were packed Saturday and Sunday 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 is also was 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.