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  • Writer's pictureJarnard Sutton

Chula Vista Mayor, Casillas Salas, supports Military care package drive

The County of San Diego came together to support a care package drive for our very own local soldier 1st Lieutenant Adrian Sanchez and his platoon of 32 courageous warriors. Volunteers started their selfless efforts at 6 am, Friday morning and many continued till LivHOME San Diego closed at 6 pm. Donations were dropped off or picked up prior to the event.

The thirty-two soldier Army platoon currently on deployment overseas in support of Operation Inherent Resolve will receive the much-needed supplies by July 4th, serving as a morale boost and reminders of home.

The Mayor of Chula Vista Casillas Salas, even joined the volunteer team in support of our troops. When she arrived to support the amazing team of volunteers, she also brought with her a handwritten letter of encouragement and gratitude to put inside the care packages. “I am proud to support this military package drive,” said Mayor Mary Casillas Salas. “It is important that we honor and express our gratitude to our troops that are so far from home.”

The care package drive is personal to Araceli Gutierrez, who works at LivHOME San Diego as its Office Co-Lead. Her son is 1st Lieutenant Adrian Sanchez, who has been deployed since December. The care package drive is for the men of 2nd Platoon, Cougar Company, 2-327 IN “No Slack” and led by Sanchez.

First Command, a financial planning firm, and LivHOME, a non-medical home care company, provided financial contribution and volunteers for the event.

For more information about the drive, contact LivHOME San Diego, 2650 Camino Del Rio North Suite 203 San Diego, CA 92108, (619) 544-1622, or visit

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