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Truckee Tahoe Sunshine Letters

On behalf of Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Truckee Community for its support during the Christmas Toy Drive. We were able to provide gifts for approximately 450 children. To all who donated toys or money to purchase toys, who provided space for our collection barrels, who helped sort and wrap, we would not have been able to accomplish our goal without your help. Thank you so very much for your generosity. Alissa Just and Stacey TaylorCoordinators

The North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation wants to thank the Tahoe community for their tremendous support in carrying out the 2008 Holiday Food and Clothing Project. With help from numerous segments of the community, the Holiday Food and Clothing Project held on Dec. 20 was a great success and provided more food to more families than ever before. The Holiday Food and Clothing Project supplied food and winter clothing to 303 North Shore families thus providing food and winter clothing to more than 1450 people. The event supplied 26,000 pounds of food and an enormous amount of winter clothing to North Shore families in need.There are many people, businesses and organizations we want to acknowledge. First, we want to thank the Safeway Foundation for their extremely generous grant. We would like to recognize the Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation for their great financial support. We also want to thank Ron Stanger and Village Market for their generosity. We also would like to recognize Safeway Kings Beach for their tremendous help. In addition, we want to thank Mike Finn and Raleys for their helpfulness and Jim Stohlgren and Stohlgren Brothers for their continued support.Thank you to the many generous community members who donated money, food and winter clothing to the project. We want to recognize P.U.D. and the North Tahoe Conference Center for donating the space in which to conduct the event. We greatly appreciate the help of George LeBard and his staff at Project MANA for their ongoing support, assistance and generous donations. We want to thank Dan Clift and the Food Bank of Northern Nevada for their continued and extensive help. We also want to thank the Sierra Sun and the North Tahoe Bonanza for publicizing this event. We are grateful to Pastor Chip Larson and the Christ the King congregation and Tahoe Daves for their kind donations of winter clothing. We want to thank the dozens of community volunteers who worked extremely hard on the food organization and distribution days. We especially thank Cindy McClelland and her Spanish-speaking volunteers (Rosa Valdovinos, Sean McClellan, Citlali Barajas, Jennifer Romero, David Hunt, Emily Fragoso, Maggie Castillo, Sayurit Medina and Braulio Correa) for their tireless hours of work. We also want to acknowledge Mike Iratcabal and the IHS JROTC and the North Shore Girl Scouts for their great help.The entire Tahoe Community was outstanding in supporting the 2008 Holiday Food and Clothing Project, and we are deeply grateful. Jeffrey CorpuelNorth Tahoe Hebrew Congregation,Holiday Food and Clothing Project Coordinator

A note to acknowledge Alpine Meadows respectful generosity toward our active military personal. Those who are lucky enough to come home over the Christmas and New Year Holiday period are honored at Alpine Meadows with a free all day lift ticket. As you know, military personals pay is not extravagant. Its expensive to fly home, especially with short notice. So Alpines policy is very much appreciated.Heres a short quote from a Marines letter that puts in perspective some of their working conditions with no Black Out Days.From a Recon Marine in AfghanistanIts freezing here. Im sitting on hard, cold dirt between rocks and shrubs at the base of the Hindu Kush Mountains along the Dar ‘yoi Pomir River watching a hole that leads to a tunnel that leads to a cave. Stake out, my friend, and no pizza delivery for thousands of miles.I also glance at the area around my backside every 10 to 15 seconds to avoid another scorpion sting. Ive actually given up battling the chiggers and sand fleas, but them scorpions give a jolt like a cattle prod. Hurts like a hell. The antidote tastes like transmission fluid but God bless the Marine Corps for the five vials of it in my pack.Saucy JackRecon Marine in AfghanistanSemper FiAlpine Meadows, again we thank you for your respectful generosity.Your thanks comes from a proud father and current enlisted son who has returned from Iraq.Don Meyers

From the Lake Wildwood Motorcycle Club to all the residents and friends of Lake Wildwood who donated toys, food and money to the 17th Annual Nevada County Food andamp; Toy Run.Were pleased to report that more than 233 toys/games/stuffed animals, 206 non-perishable food items and $945 in cash donations were collected from residents and friends of Lake Wildwood. We sincerely appreciate the generosity of our community and their support of this nonprofit, charitable event directly benefiting needy families in Nevada County at Christmas. Happy Holidays!

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