Military moms seek care package donations for troops overseas
N.Y. - As Veterans' Day approaches, community members are showing their
appreciation by giving back to men and women who are currently serving
took part in the annual "Holiday Freedom Boxes" at Colonie Center on
Perrotte, a Schodak resident and a military mom said "I look through the stuff and think about
what my son would like so that's what I like to pick out first."
has been putting care packages together for the military for three years now.
her son is back from serving in the Army, she's out here supporting other Blue
Star Mothers packing boxes for men and women serving overseas in Afghanistan.
have children who are either currently in the military serving," the mother
explained, "or who have been honorably discharged."
Capital Region NY2 Blue Star Mothers is a support group for the military and
for one another and have been putting on this event for six years.
hearts and our minds are with them," explained another military mom, Susan
Lake, "they know we are thinking about them and that we are supporting them."
moms are encouraging the community to show their appreciation for the
troops. Volunteers are boxing up the basics like- toothpaste, lip balm and even
things like hand and foot warmers. And you can't forget the snacks- like beef
jerky, fruit snacks and pop tarts.
are in the desert," continued Lake, "They don't have the luxury of hot showers
or warm fluffy blankets or pillows. It's difficult for them so we are
bringing them a little bit of home.
a box is filled, it's taped up and put in a corner waiting to be shipped to
Afghanistan just in time for the holidays.
goal for Saturday was to get 700 boxes packed away.
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