American Red Cross and KCRA 3 Join to Collect Supplies for Troops

Operation Care Package is a chance to give back to our troops and express gratitude for their service.

On Friday, June 6, the American Red Cross Capital Region, in partnership with KCRA/KQCA and the Roseville Automall, will collect care package goods and supplies to be shipped to military troops as part of Operation Care Package.

“Operation Care Package is a chance to give back to our troops and express gratitude for their service,” said Kathleen Weis, CEO of the Red Cross Capital Region. “Sending simple things like snacks, basic toiletry items, and even socks to our troops overseas offers critical support and a small touch of home, letting them know they are in our thoughts.”

Those wishing to take part are asked to purchase items such as non-perishable snack foods, basic hygiene items, and even patriotic decorative items (please see full list of needed items here) and deliver them to the Roseville Automall throughout the day on Friday, June 6.

Volunteers will be on hand to collect items from 5:00am – 7:00pm.

Collected items will be packaged and shipped to military troops stationed overseas in time for Independence Day.

*NOTE – Only needed items identified on this list will be accepted*

For those who wish to participate and are unable to attend the event, Red Cross offices throughout the Region will also serve as collection points for care package items from now until June 6. Items may be dropped of at the following locations:

Sacramento (Main Office)

1565 Exposition Boulevard - Sacramento, CA 95815

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Auburn

457 Grass Valley Highway, Suite 8 - Auburn, CA 95603

Office Hours: M, W, F, 8:30am - 12:30pm; T, Th 12:30pm - 4:30pm

June 6: open 8:30am – 3:00pm

Modesto

1230 6th Street - Modesto, CA 95354

Office Hours: M -Th 8:30am - 4:30pm

June 6: open 8:30am – 4:30pm

Sonora

13669 Mono Way - Sonora, CA 95370

Office Hours: T - Th 9:00am – 12:00pm

June 6: open 9:00am – 1:00pm

Stockton

2453 Grand Canal Boulevard, Suite 5 - Stockton, CA 95207

Office Hours: M -Th 8:30am - 4:30pm

June 6: open 5:00am – 12:00pm

Woodland

120 Court Street - Woodland, CA 95695

Office Hours: M - Th 8:30am – 4:30pm

The American Red Cross’ unwavering commitment to members of the U.S. military, its veterans and their families continues to grow and develop more than a century after Clara Barton first recruited nurses to support the U.S. Army. In the Capital Region, we are proud to carry on that legacy of service to the brave men and women of our Armed Forces.

More information about Operation Care Package is available online at www.redcross.org/capitalregion.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The Capital Region serves a twenty-four county territory including Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba counties. For more information, visit www.redcross.org/capitalregion or follow us on Twitter @RedCrossCRC.