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Archived News Release from 2005

For Immediate Release

"Yellow Ribbon Redwood City" Kicks Off Their Second Care Package Drive

Redwood City, CA - July 20, 2005 - "Yellow Ribbon, Redwood City" (YRRWC) announces a City-wide drive for care package items needed to support our deployed soldiers. In partnership with the Red Cross' "Operation Care and Comfort," YRRWC is hosting this drive from Monday, July 4th through Friday, July 29th. 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
  • Saf Keep Storage, 2480 Middlefield Road
  • Main Library, 1044 Middlefield Road

The collection bins will be at the above locations until July 29th. After that donations can be dropped off in the office of Saf Keep Storage up until the packages are assembled in early September. Saf Keep Storage has generously donated a storage unit to house our collected items until they are sent overseas.

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. "Yellow Ribbon Redwood City" is a community-based committee with volunteers who have come together to offer support to local deployed servicemen and women and their families. We involve the whole spectrum of our community in this effort, including our seniors and our young people.

Also this month, YWRWC is challenging the businesses and residents of Redwood City to put up yellow ribbons to show support for our troops, much like the yellow ribbon proudly displayed on the Redwood tree in front of City Hall. This City-wide challenge will run parallel with a nationwide campaign, "Operation Support Our Troops.US," from July 4, 2005 through August 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.

Visit Redwood City's award winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and City government.

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Contact:
Tiffany Teele
Yellow Ribbon Committee RWC
(650) 400-6764

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