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First Team’s Participation in Adopt-a-Family Brightens the Holidays for Four Local Families

December 20, 2011

As many families in Southern California continue to face financial hardship,  First Team, its family of companies and branch offices throughout the region are working to fight local hunger this holiday season.

This month, the home office and family of companies were delighted to participate in the Salvation Army’s Adopt-a-Family program for the third year in a row.

Coordinated by local Salvation Army chapters throughout the U.S., Adopt-a-Family matches impoverished families to individual or group sponsors to provide gifts and basic needs for Christmas.  In Orange County, the program assisted 150 families representing almost 750 people this year.

First Team employees fulfilled the wish lists of each member of its four families, purchasing clothing, toys, shoes, food, gift cards and other items.  Gifts were collected throughout the month of December and dropped off at the Salvation Army’s collection center at Angel Stadium in time to be distributed to the families by Christmas.

“Our participation in the Adopt-a-Family program, along with the many food drives and fundraising events sponsored by First Team branch offices throughout the region, are our way of letting area families struck by financial hardship know they are not alone this season or at any time of the year,” said First Team Founder and CEO Cameron Merage.  “I am proud of our employees and agents who continue to give so generously of themselves in order to make a difference in the lives of people in the communities we serve.”

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