Updated: Feb 8
When Covid-19 first struck the country, very few foresaw the shortage of PPE and emergency supplies that would follow. Wine Country Marines though was once again at the tip of the spear. With the support of much needed donations, and leveraging networks, Wine Country Marines successfully donated and delivered mass quantities of hand sanitizer to multiple VA Hospitals throughout Northern California.
As shown here in an ABC News coverage of our efforts, Wine Country Marines President, James Brown delivers hundreds of gallons of sanitizer to VA Palo Alto.
The donations were made possible through the generosity of our supporters. The containers were donated by Bob and Jill Leal. Bob is an Army Veteran of the Vietnam Era, and Jill is the daughter of a Marine Veteran of the War in Korea. Also contributing to this effort was Charilyn Damigo and her late husband Mike. Mike was a Marine Veteran and retired Santa Clara Sheriff, the Damigos are also parents to Marine Veteran of OIF/OEF. When Mike passed recently, in lieu of flowers, the Damigo Family asked that donations be made to Wine Country Marines in Mike's honor.
We believe that Mike would be happy to know that his family continues the fight for veterans support as he did when he was still here, and that veterans and their caregivers were made safer during the pandemic because of these efforts.
ABC 7 Bay Area coverage by Dan Noyes:
SONOMA, Calif. (KGO) -- In these trying times, it's important for us to focus on people who are making a difference, who are "Building a Better Bay Area".
Today, ABC7's Dan Noyes put his investigations aside for a bit, and followed a veteran who is helping provide that all-important and sometimes elusive hand sanitizer, to hospitals in need.
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