Desert Cities 1st Marine Division Association


    The Desert Cities Mitchell Paige Chapter, 1st Marine Division Association delivered 170 Christmas Turkey Dinners, including all of the trimmings to feed 6 - 8 people, to young enlisted Marine families of the 7th Marine Regiment, 29 Palms.

    Marine veteran members collected donations at Jensen's Finest Foods Palm Springs and Palm Desert Stores in December and arranged for Jensen's kitchens to prepare the dinners for delivery on December 23rd. The Big Horn Charities also donated a grant to support this effort.  

    Matt Zack, Vice President of Jensen's drove the refrigerated truck for the delivery of the dinners.  Eight members of the Chapter also traveled to 29 Palms for the delivery.

    The Desert Cities Chapter also presented the Regimental Commanding Officer with 100 $100 Gift Cards for the Base Exchange.  These cards were presented to enlisted families looking for a little extra help at Christmas.

    Submitted by,

    Jim Sullivan