With Veterans Day less than a month away, Two Men and a Truck of San Diego have stepped up with the first Movers For Military campaign. Between now and Veterans Day, Nov. 11, they will be collecting donations for homeless veterans served by Veterans Village of San Diego.
Requested items include shampoo and conditioner, body wash, combs and brushes, hair gel, toothbrushes and toothpaste, disposable razors and shaving cream, feminine products, toiletry kits and new or gently used clothing. Bring the items to the Two Men and a Truck offices at 9245 Farnham St. in San Diego between 8:00am and 5:00pm. Scripps Montessori School and New Bridge School in Poway have been generous supporters.
Get more information on their website or call (858) 877-2100.
HELP A HERO
Sport Clips in Rancho Bernardo/North Poway has joined with more than 950 of the franchises around the country in its annual Help a Hero fundraising campaign to support the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Operation Uplink. With a national goal to raise $500,000, this program offers free call days to deployed and hospitalized U.S. service members. The campaign will continue through Veterans Day with $1 from every haircut going to Operation Uplink.
According to local franchise owner Terry Klinker, many of these heroes are on their third or fourth deployment and the free calls will keep them and their families, many of whom are right here in San Diego County, connected every month. The local Sports Clips stores will raise money through in-store donations, softball tournaments, concession sales at Qualcomm Stadium and through parking lot events. They’re giving free haircuts to active-duty veterans on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. All retired military will receive a 20 percent discount on that day with proof of service. Sports Clips is located at 15731 Bernardo Heights Parkway, next to Sprouts.
TEACHERS OF THE YEAR
They were honored in March as Teachers of the Year in the Poway Unified School District. Now Martin Reisert, a sixth grade teacher at Oak Valley Middle in 4S Ranch, and Anthony Bayro, a third grade teacher at Los Penasquitos Elementary, have been named San Diego County Teachers of the Year by the San Diego County Office of Education. The honors were given in an Academy Awards-style broadcast on a Cox Channel 4 TV special Oct. 6 from the Balboa Theater.
Reisert’s classroom motto is “hands on, mind on.” Students love that he personally visits many of the places they study, bringing back pictures and artifacts. Bayro calls his homeroom students BEARS: Bright, Eager, And Responsible Students. Both teachers are great examples of why we moved to Poway. They will join three other county winners for the California Teacher of the Year competition. Congratulations!