CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. --
Marines and sailors from Camp Pendleton were the fortunate recipients of donated diapers from Huggies here Nov. 21.
The 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit was in charge of facilitating the diapers for servicemembers and their families throughout the base. Huggies donated the diapers as a gesture of appreciation for the military. This is the second time that Camp Pendleton has received a donation from Huggies thanks to “For Families of Active Military.”
“For the second time we are blessed to have Huggies work with us in giving this donation,” said Kyp Hughes, 11th MEU family readiness officer. “The effort from our volunteers, including Bridget Blehm, who is the founder and director of “For Families of Active Military,” and our Marines who helped unload all those diapers, is very appreciated.”
Early that morning, Hughes, along with other Marines with the MEU, waited for the generous donation to be delivered. Once the truck came, the Marines immediately unloaded the diapers packed on pallets. The total amount of diapers on the truck was 150,000. According to Hughes, that is 50,000 more diapers than the last time.
“People sometimes take things like diapers for granted,” said Cpl. Patrick Schindlebeck, a warehouse clerk with the 11th MEU.” Anyone with children knows that diapers get expensive, so gestures like this help take the money we were going to contribute to diapers and contribute it to something else especially with Christmas coming up.”
According to Hughes, the donations primary purpose is to help the military families. She said that these diapers represent the thanks from Huggies and that the appreciation from Huggies means more than the actual diapers.
The MEU was among the nine different units to receive diapers from Huggies on Camp Pendleton. The MEU used its supply warehouse as an outpost for different units and families to take diapers.
This gesture is only one of the many gestures that the military receives as thanks for their service. Hughes said that companies are honored to be able to assist our families and show support to all the military for the many sacrifices our military and their families make.