Rep. Elton Gallegly lends a hand as the non-profit group For the Troops packs its 25,000th package for military men and women deployed overseas, October 2010.
Photo Credit Elton Gallegly’s Facebook.
My Congressman Elton Gallegly will be retiring from Congress in a number of weeks, but he is continuing spreading Christmas joy as he has for many, many years.
From the press release:
In a community thank you to military families at Naval Base Ventura County, the U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly and Friends Operation Toy Drop will once again present toys and food primarily to families who have a service member who has been deployed, is deployed or is scheduled to be deployed.
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 16, 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Naval Base Ventura County, when Santa will arrive from the North Pole on an Air Force C-130 bearing gifts for the children.
WHO: Santa, Elton & Janice Gallegly and Friends
WHAT: Distribution of:
· Approximately 500 bicycles and small battery-operated cars
· Approximately 850 age- and gender-appropriate gift bags with toys and/or sporting goods
· 500 turkeys
WHY: To thank the families who also sacrifice when a loved one is deployed to defend the United States and all Americans.
Interested media are requested to contact Kimberly Gearhart, NBVC Public Affairs Officer at 805-989-9234 or firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, for access instructions.
Thank you, Congressman and Mrs. Janice Gallegly for all that you have done for Ventura County in your many years of service.