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The Wall That Heals
July 18-21, the City of Irvine, Vietnam Veterans Association Inc., Chapter 1024 and Visions2Victory hosted The Wall That Heals and the Global War on Terror Wall of Remembrance. Irvine's Adopted Marines served as Color Guard in ceremonies and the 2/11 Chaplain, Diana Hampton offered the Benediction. Click here to view images from the event.
Car Wash
On June 29, IMAC held its annual Car Wash fundraiser. 40 members of the 2/11 washed nearly 150 cars at Woodbridge Community Park. This outstanding turnout was supported by Pronto Auto Wash, Chick-Fil-A, Jersey Mike's (Von Karman location), Papa John's, Janny's Donuts, Albertsons, Sprouts and members of the IMAC Advisory Committee. Volunteers pitched in from Lion's Heart and teenagers from the local community. This event, one of the largest fundraising events of the year, would not be possible without the generous and continued support of our sponsors, partners and volunteers.
Memorial Day Ceremony
Members of the 2/11 were present at the City of Irvine's Memorial Day Ceremony on May 27.
Click here to see photos from the event.

Runway Dash
On May 18, the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee along with 30 Marines from Camp Pendleton, and the Kiwanis Club of Irvine partnered with the Orange County Great Park to present the Runway Dash 5K, 1 Mile Fun Run & Pancake Breakfast. We had a great turnout with 700 visitors enjoying a pancake breakfast and over 500 participants for the 5K and 1 mile runs. Overall, $8,000 was raised to support the 2/11 Marines and their families stationed at Camp Pendleton and the Kiwanis Club of Irvine. A huge THANK YOU goes out to Alberstons of Irvine for sponsoring the race Recovery Zone and to the 100 OC Sheriff’s Academy Recruits who ran the race in formation. A fun time was had by all. 

Albertsons Cookie Drive

February 1-14, 2013
Local Albertsons stores participated in a Cookie Drive ending on Valentine's Day. More than 1200 bags of fresh baked Albertsons Cookies were decorated with messages of love and gratitude. It was an engineering feat to fit that many cookies into a van for the ride back to Camp Pendleton, but with Marine determination and knowhow, they succeeded! The Marines were really happy to receive the delicious treats and messages. 

Store Directors (Pictured left to right)
Ron Hobbs (Jeffrey & 5)
Johnathan Fernandez (Irvine Blvd)
John Lewis (Quail Hill)
Marines from the 2/11
Ed Hamada (Campus Plaza)
Carlos Torres (District Manager)
Rick Griffen (Culver & Alton)

Highlights for 2012

In September, The Committee celebrated its 5th Anniversary of Operation and will be added to the City of Irvine's Wall of Recognition located in Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park. 

February Care Packages - 20 shipping cartons filled with care packages and wet wipes were sent to troops serving in Afghanistan.

Memorial Day Ceremony & Ruby's Fund Raiser

Ball Gown Collection Drive and Give-away - 300+ formal gowns were collected for the Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Car Wash - Funds raised for the 2/11 Battalion's Birthday Ball

Veterans Day Ceremony & Ruby's Fund Raiser- Kick off for the Toy and fund drive for the holiday family party

Toy Drive - Collaborated with the City, Irvine Police Department and Team Kids to set a record for the amount of toys collected

Holiday Party - 800+ Marines and family members in attendance

Community Support for 2012
These events would not be possible without the
generous support of the following business and organizations

City of Irvine
Irvine Police Department
Orange County Great Park
Team Kids
OC Buzz
Lucca Cafe
Aquatic Bath
Yanko Orthodontic
Orange County Conservation Corps
Office Depot 
Viva La Art!
Calvary Chapel Living Word Benevolence Fund
Saddleback Community Church
Jersey Mike's
Mrs. Senior California
Tustin Cut Ups Quilt Group

Want to get involved, click here for more information

Highlights for 2011

Welcome Home Packages - 95 single Marines were welcomed home with care packages of personal items. 

American Flag Throw Raffle -

Pre-Deployment Party at Boomers - 500 family members had a day of fun prior to deploying overseas.

Toy Drive - Special thanks to the Junior Youth Action Team Members from Turtle Rock and Woodbury Community Parks for collecting toys for their service project. 

Holiday Party - 100 Marines plus 300 family members celebrated the season with a wonderful luncheon

Highlights for 2010

Sip & Savor Benefit and Ruby's Fundraiser - May 2010

Golf Appreciation Night for Our Finest in Uniform - Event for 2/11, Police and Fire Members

Holiday Party & Toy Drive- 800 Marines and family members in attendance. More than 200 children received toys provided through the Toy Drive.

Cans for Cash - Recycling Drive and winner of the "Most Innovative Campaign" award for the City of Irvine and 2/11 Committee

Highlights for 2009

2/11 Command Presentation to City Council - Picture: Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee Vice Chair Bob Liittschwager, Chief Dave Maggard,
Chair Brittany Hale, 2/11 CO Bradley Hall, Mayor Sukhee Kang, 2/11 Sergeant Major Scott Pile, and 2/11 Captain Angel Torres.

Car Wash Fundraisers

Welcome Home Package Project

Cans for Cash - Recycling Drive and winner of the "Most Innovative Campaign" award for the City of Irvine and 2/11 Committee

Highlights for 2008

Car Wash Fundraisers

Homemade Quilt Raffle - Funds to support the Holiday Party (Quilt provided by Yoshi Oster)

Alberstons Care Package Drive - 80 Boxes sent to Troops in Iraq

Family Day