In July 2010, Homestead Valley Community Council began a campaign to sponsor VMU-1:
a Twentynine Palms Marine Unit deployed to Afghanistan. The money collected would
bulk buy items to be shipped to our brave men and women serving under extremely
difficult circumstances thousands of miles from home. The people of Homestead Valley came
through for them with flying colors.
We began the campaign with a table at the annual Homestead Valley Park Fireworks Event,
celebrating our nation's independence. Generous people from our communities gave a total
of $200 that day, and we were on our way to reaching our ultimate goal of $2000.
Then the members of our community organizations stepped up and contributed generously. Flamingo Heights Community Association, Johnson Valley Improvement Association, Landers Association, and Yucca Mesa Improvement Association collectively turned in enough to meet and exceed our $2000 goal by $400! We scheduled our boxing and shipping day for July 26th, and were joined by Supervisor Neil Derry, Field Representative Alan Rasmussen, and community members to box and fill out customs forms.
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