By Lt. Sarah Watson, AA/PIO 

California Rehabilitation Center 

California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) Warden Cynthia Y. Tampkins recently used proceeds from a recent inmate food sale to donate $1,000 to support our troops with Operation Sunscreen.


CRC Warden Cynthia Y. Tampkins, right, gives an Operation Sunscreen representative a $1,000 donation.

Our soldiers make our freedom a reality as they leave their homes and families to protect us, Warden Tampkins said.

Operation Sunscreen is led by volunteers from Mary Kay and Soldiers’ Angels to send care packages to men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces.  Operation Sunscreen’s mission is to help American soldiers serving overseas during the hot summer months.

Soldiers’ Angels was founded in 2003 by the mother of two American soldiers.  Volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel, and their families in a variety of ways.

Soldiers’ Angels provides aid and comfort to the men and women of the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and their families and strives to improve the lives of a growing veteran population.

“May No Soldier Go Unloved” encapsulates the motivation behind Soldiers’ Angels. The volunteers of Soldiers’ Angels work to demonstrate active care and concern for veterans, the wounded, deployed service members, and their families.

“CRC is proud to participate in this humanitarian effort,” Warden Tampkins said.