Sunday, December 11, 2011

Travis Air Force Base shower donations needed!

Travis AFB, CA – Operation Showers of Appreciation along with Balfour Beatty Community, have joined forces to provide a military baby shower for expecting spouses at Travis Air Force Base.  The shower will be held on Saturday January 14th, 2012 at the Community Center at Travis Air Force Base for approximately 20 new and expecting mothers who have active duty partners or are active-duty servicewomen.  All military branches of services are invited to participate. The event will include food and gifts from the local community. 

Operation Showers of Appreciation is excited to be partnering with Balfour Beatty Community.  This shower will help military expecting mothers and their families receive the items needed when caring for their newborns.

“This shower is a new endeavor for our organization here at Travis Air Force Base,” said Kimberly Felshaw, President of Operation Showers of Appreciation.  "New motherhood is challenging enough under ideal circumstances, so being able to support and lift up these mothers while their partners are deployed is just fantastic. It helps ensure moms have what they need, and reassures deployed dads that their loved ones are cared for so that they can focus on their mission."

Members of the community are encouraged to drop off their new unwrapped baby items to 695 Valley View Way, Travis AFB, CA 94535 or to contact Michsella Ory, Operation Showers of Appreciation Travis AFB Shower Coordinator for pick up.

Any military expecting mothers who are active duty service women, spouses of active duty, Reserve or National Guard who are expecting between September 1st and March 1st, 2012 can register now for the January 14th, 2012 shower at www.osoamil.org.  

Individuals or companies wishing to donate items or volunteer please contact Michsella Ory, Operation Showers of Appreciation Travis AFB Shower Coordinator at 707-430-2520 or via e-mail at Mamacub150@yahoo.com.

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