Desert Cities 1st Marine Division Association In the News

    July 21, 2011 Meeting

    In this photo - Member Jim Sullivan with Special Guests (L to R) Brooke Beare , Co Anchor KPSP 2 Evening News, LtCol Ted Wong, Commanding Officer, Wounded Warriors Battalion, 29 Palms who was the guest speaker and Barbara deBoom, President / CEO of the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce.

    Both ladies were key players in our recent campaign to collect baby wipes and socks for the 3 / 4 Marines in Afghanistan.
    Mrs. Beare provided news coverage on both the evening news and arranged for a live broadcast for their 5:00 and 6:00 AM Morning Show at my house showing all of the cartons packed up before shipment.  She also provided a lot of information on their website which made our phones ring and brought people from all over the Coachella Valley bringing donations to help.
    Mrs. deBoom was also involved and promoted to the chamber membership a constant stream on requests for donations.  She offered their Palm Desert offices as a drop off locations for donations.  She also let me make a pitch to the members at their June breakfast meeting.