Archived News Release from 2004
For Immediate Release
“Yellow Ribbon Redwood City” Kicks Off Campaign
to Support Adopted Military Unit
Redwood City, CA - October 21 , 2004 - “Yellow Ribbon, Redwood City” (YRRWC) announces a City-wide drive for care package items needed to support our deployed soldiers. In partnership with the national “Operation Care and Comfort” program, YRRWC is hosting this drive from Monday October 25th through Friday November 12th. Acceptable donation items include: socks, T-shirts, deodorant, disposable razors, toothbrushes, and much more. A complete listing of needed items is posted on the collection bins and on the YRRWC web site at www.yellowribbonrwc.com. Collection bins are generously donated by BFI and can be found at:
- City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road
- Community Activities Building, 1400 Roosevelt Avenue
- Fair Oaks Community Center, 2600 Middlefield Road
- Red Morton Community Center, 1120 Roosevelt Avenue
- Sandpiper Community Center, 797 Redwood Shores Parkway
- Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Avenue
- Police Department, 1301 Maple Street
- Fire Department (downtown), 755 Marshall Street
- Public Works Services Department, 1400 Broadway
- Main Library, 1044 Middlefield Road
The purpose of the Yellow Ribbon Redwood City drive is to provide support and comfort to our deployed U.S. military service members serving in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflict regions, by sending care packages containing needed items. “Yellow Ribbon Redwood City” is a community-based committee working together to offer support to the City’s deployed citizens and their families, as well as to the City’s officially-adopted Screaming Eagles unit. The committee is seeking a donated storage facility to store the donated care package items as they are gathered and organized. Our committee will later set a date to assemble these care packages to be sent overseas. If you have a facility, please contact Tiffany Teele.
Later this year, YWRWC will be challenging the businesses and residents of Redwood City to put up yellow ribbons to show support for our troops. This City-wide challenge will run parallel with a nationwide campaign, “Operation Support Our Troops US,” from December 4, 2004 through January 4, 2005. No matter one’s personal stand on the war in Iraq, YRRWC encourages the community to support America’s sons and daughters in the military. More information can be found on the YRRWC website at www.yellowribbonrwc.com.
Members of the community that know of a person from the Redwood City area who is deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan and who may be interested in accepting some support from our community please contact Tiffany Teele. More information on the program and how to become involved is available by contacting Tiffany Teele at (650) 400-6764 or via e-mail at tiffany@OperationSupportOurTroops.us.
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Tiffany Teele, Designated Liaison
Public Communications Manager