PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Service and family members in Monterey will soon feel the positive effects of a local donorAca,!a,,cs generous action. Landon Hofman, owner of the Del Monte McDonaldAca,!a,,cs restaurant, presented on March 31 a check for $1,000 to Staff Sgt. Carl Barfuss, accepting on behalf of the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation directorate at the Presidio.

Hofman and Jim Souza, sales manager for KWAV 97 radio station, collaborate frequently on events at the McDonaldAca,!a,,cs to promote both the restaurant and causes they enjoy supporting. The March 31 theme was Aca,!A"Support the Troops.Aca,!A?

Barfuss, a military language instructor in Korean at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, was interviewed by radio host Kevin Kahl regarding his role at DLIFLC, his military career and his experiences in Monterey. Then after the check presentation, Kahl interviewed Hofman and Barfuss together.

After the check was delivered to the director of FMWR, Robert Emanuel, he said, Aca,!A"This generous donation from Mister Hofman will go a long way in supporting the Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines and their families through our Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs.Aca,!A?

Aca,!A"WeAca,!a,,cre preparing now for the summer season, and this money will go toward new camp, surf and bike equipment in our Outdoor Recreation Center,Aca,!A? continued Emanuel. Aca,!A"The DLI students work extremely hard during the week and this donation greatly helps us balance the lives of these young service members and their families with opportunities for healthy leisure pursuits.Aca,!A?

Hofman said for his part, he was glad to be able to do something for the troops. During the radio interview he reminisced about his prior service in the Air Force and the pride that both his service and his fatherAca,!a,,cs military service gave him.

That pride, exhibited through a generous donation, will result in a better FMWR program for many service and family members in Monterey this summer.

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