On Saturday, 19 September 2009, the Marines of 3/1 (3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division) with the assistance of the Huntington Beach adoption committee (3/1 Marines Foundation) returned to conduct another successful car wash, raising funds to make the battalion's 2009 Birthday Ball more affordable for young Marines & Sailors.
The Huntington Beach community adopted the battalion in 2005, and since then has supported the battalion in a number of ways, including fund raising events to support Marines/Sailors of the unit, and their families, especially while the battalion is deployed.
The citizens of Huntington Beach and the surrounding area turned out as before to generously support the fund raiser by donating money for car washes, purchases of refreshments, T shirts, etc., from the volunteers manned by local citizens in support of the 3/1 Foundation.
This was truly a community event with outstanding support coming from: Bella Terra, Simple Green, Huntington Beach Public Works, Beef Palace, Huntington Beach Municipal Employees Association, HB Digital Arts, California Pizza Kitchen, Islands Restaurant, Daphne's Greek Cafe, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Huntington Surf & Sport (HSS), King's Fish House, Halloween Express and Upper Deck, all of whom donated very generously to this event
Those interested in participating further in support of 3/1 should contact Cindy Cross, Executive Director of the 3/1 Foundation, at 714 375-3131, or by email: HB4Marines@aol.com
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Thank you so much for allowing both my daughter and I the chance to come out and for/with the young men of the 3/1. We had the chance to work and talk with several of your men during the car wash and found all of them to be helpful,polite and most of nice! We will continue to do our part in serving the 3/1 proudly. - Cheri Estrada, Tue, 29 Sep 2009 10:58AM
Enjoyed the pics.Keep up the good work! - John Jones, Wed, 23 Sep 2009 12:37PM
It is always my pleasure to be a part of such a fantastic group of people in HB, working together to help our Thundering Third Marines! I consider it a great privilege to be able to give back to our troups. God Bless all of our military, and God Bless the HB volunteers for opening their hearts, giving of their time and showing their spirit! - Rose Wenzel, Wed, 23 Sep 2009 10:12AM
What great photos! I am proud to have been part of this event, and I thank you for these pictures and I thank all the fine young Marines for their service. - Luann Brunson, Wed, 23 Sep 2009 12:09AM
What a fun day! I have never seen so many young men work so hard, be so willing to do whatever needed to be done; all while being so nice and having fun with each other and us. It was my pleasure to meet them. May God watch over all of them and their families for all they have done and will do for us civilians. - Ann Johnson, Tue, 22 Sep 2009 9:32PM
Great pictures of our marines! We support all of you!
BB, The photos are terrific, as always! Thank you so, so much for capturing the day for us! Everything always looks so much better through your lens! WG - Cindy Cross | www.hb4marines.org, Tue, 22 Sep 2009 8:12PM