Operation Gratitude, a volunteer-led, non-profit group based in Van Nuys, will celebrate Memorial Day by continuing its quest to send one million individually addressed care packages to troops overseas.
Volunteers are encouraged to join Operation Gratitude on Saturday at 9 a.m. to noon for the morning shift, or from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the afternoon shift, as they continue to assemble and ship care packages to troops.
Operation Gratitude will also put on a Memorial Day program beginning at noon, between the two shifts.
Those looking to volunteer should email Penny at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday's events will take place at the California Army National Guard Armory, located at 17330 Victory Boulevard in Van Nuys.
Also, in support of Operation Gratitude, Liberty Creek Wines will support US Troops with its “Tunes for Troops" program, which is designed to bring music downloads to service men and women overseas.
Liberty Creek will donate $15,000 to Operation Gratitude, and from now through July, purchases of tagged Liberty Creek Wine bottles will contribute to an additional $10,000 donation.
Liberty Creek Wines can be purchased at local supermarkets.