By Eric Heinz

Once again, the San Clemente Marine Corps Support Group hosted hundreds of U.S. Marines and their families to raise funds for socks to be sent to deployed Marines.

The support group, founded by Carla and Jim Hogan, is constantly involved with philanthropic endeavors related to the USMC.

The event on Friday, Oct. 19, Socks For Heroes, was hosted in conjunction with Stance Socks of San Clemente.

“Gone are the mega-bases in Afghanistan and Iraq, along with the logistics chains that supported them. The burden for basic supplies has fallen more and more on the individual service member and their families,” according to the support group’s website.

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The Hogans attest that socks are the most requested item by deployed Marines.

According to the support group’s website, the organization has raised more than $100,000 in grants and shipped 45 tons of socks to deployed Marines.

To learn more about the support group and its upcoming events, visit

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