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Home Goods Giveaway held for military families at Camp Pendleton


Last updated 12/21/2019 at 4:17am

Lynne Badegian, wife of Col. Martin L. Badegian, greets Marine families at the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes booth, Dec. 7.

CAMP PENDLETON – The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes distributed nonperishable foods and household products to 400 active-duty military families serving at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Dec. 7.

Each of the families received one Food & Hygiene Box (retail value of $250), which includes enough food to feed a family of four for two weeks.

The Home Goods Giveaway was held in conjunction with a Trees for Troops event, during which Camp Pendleton families each received a free fresh Christmas tree courtesy of the Christmas Spirit Foundation and other generous organizations.

Marine families pick up donated nonperishable foods and household products at the Home Goods Giveaway on Camp Pendleton.

"We know this area can be a very expensive place to live, so we were pleased to provide these important essentials to hundreds of active-duty members living nearby," said Col. Martin Badegian, retired, vice president of the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes, a leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to rebuilding the lives of severely wounded veterans of the War on Terror. "We're proud to join forces with the Trees for Troops organizers to have made this an extra-special event during the busy holiday season."

For more information on the Coalition, and to learn how one can support its mission, visit Combat-wounded/disabled OIF/OEF/OND veterans are invited to join the Coalition and expand their camaraderie network by enrolling in the Veteran Circle program at

Submitted by the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes.


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