From Monday’s Orange County (CA) Register (photo by Laurie Fulton). Don Shoemaker is pastor of the Seal Beach church.:
SEAL BEACH – More than 40 care packages filled with Easter treats, gift bags, coffee and handmade thank-you cards from local children were sent overseas to military personnel through the “Support Our Troops” program at Grace Community Church.
The efforts by the Seal Beach church are part of a year-round initiative to acknowledge the work of the U.S. Armed Forces in places such as Baghdad and Kuwait. Many of the troops are from Orange County.
Since the program began in 2003, more than 20,000 cards and letters have been sent overseas.
Pastor Shoemaker said, “We had a very active booth Saturday at Seal Beach’s ‘big event’ annual car show.”