Prudential agents send hundreds of gift boxes to local troops in Iraq, Afghanistan

Firm works with Pleasanton Military Families group in mailing packages in time for Easter

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.

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Posted by Snapshot
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 8, 2010 at 8:40 am

Many, many thanks to all who participated in this event to show our local deployed troops how much we support them and appreciate what they are doing. As a parent of a Marine, words alone really can not convey just how much this act of kindness and generosity by so many means to me and my fellow military parents.


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Posted by Cindi Hagley
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 8, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Kudos to Lori and the folks at Prudential for such a great effort. It's so nice to remember and acknowledge the folks that are out there fighting for us on the front line. Bravo!

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 8, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Bring the troops home...let them have happy and fulfilling lives in the USA!

Bring the troops home alive and intact.


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Posted by Very Proud Marine Mom
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 9, 2010 at 7:53 am

From the bottom of my heart I want to express my deepest appreciation to the Prudential team that requested donations, collected donations, wrote notes, and donated thier time to send care packages to our troops from our hometown of Pleasanton. These care packages were stuffed to the top with so many items that no doubt will be shared with others. I can't wait for my Marine to receive these packages! Again, THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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Posted by US Army MSG
a resident of Valley View Elementary School
on Mar 10, 2010 at 4:59 am

As one of the future receipient of the care packages that were sent out, I would like to send out a heartfelt thanks to those that made this happen. It definitely is a morale booster for us here in Afghanistan to know that people are supportive of us.

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Posted by Snapshot
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 10, 2010 at 9:18 am

Thank you US Army MSG for your service to our country. I saw your boxes and for sure there will be many surprises inside that should put a smile on your face. There are many, many citizens here that proudly support you and all the troops serving. Once again, a big THANK YOU to you and all the soldiers. Tell them we said hello from Pleasanton!!!

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