Published August 5, 2005


A Military Appreciation Day Donation Drive, sponsored by Operation: S.A.M. "Supporting All Military," will be held in Hacienda at Wal*Mart on Saturday August, 20 from 9am to 3pm. Wal*Mart is located in the Metro 580 shopping center at 4501 Rosewood Drive.

Comfort Package Donations
Operation: S.A.M. invites the community to join in a "Comfort Package" donation drive for goodies, hygiene and other products they will pack and ship to our U.S. deployed military serving in Iraq  and Afghanistan. On Saturday, August, 20, join the Military Appreciation Day Donation Drive by stopping by Wal*Mart, meeting the group and dropping a donation in the barrels from 9am - 3pm. Some of the most critical items needed are Crystal Lite, Visine, nasal spray, deodorant, razors, white cotton tube socks, washcloths, bug repellent, Tylenol, sun block, Tums, trail mix, granola bars, power drinks and bars, nuts, sunflower seeds, jerky, Slim Jim, Chapstick, medicated anti-fungal cream, muscle cream, foot powder, AA batteries, travel size games, puzzle books and disposable cameras. Items should be small or travel size.

About Operation: S.A.M.
Operation: S.A.M. is an all-voluteer, non-political, non-profit organization that is dedicated to showing our communities' appreciation by sending the active members of our military comfort packages to let them know we are thinking about them and they are not forgotten. To date, Operation: S.A.M. has shipped over 4,400 boxes to our troops.

Additional Information
Additional information is available on Operation: S.A.M. and the Military Appreciation Day Donation Drive. Please use the contact information below for details.

Contact Information
Penny Redmond
Operation: S.A.M.
P.O. Box 2992, Livermore, California 94551
(925) 443-7620  phone     operationsam@comcast.net  e-mail     www.operationsam.org    WWW

Hacienda Owners Association
4473 Willow Road, Suite 105, Pleasanton, California 94588-8570
(925) 734-6500  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax     info@hacienda.org  e-mail     www.hacienda.org    WWW