Volunteers Ship Care Packages to Troops in Afghanistan
Volunteers in the Tri-Cities send more than 100 care packages to troops in Afghanistan today.
This morning, volunteers with Operation Thank You dropped off 104 care packages at the Richland post office.
Each care package contains food - like beef jerky and peanut butter, also clothing - like socks and shirts, toiletries, coffee, and some packages even contain movies.
One volunteer, who is an Army reservist, recently returned from Afghanistan, and is preparing to go back.
She says she knows first-hand how these care packages can make a difference for the troops.
"For the younger ones and the older soldiers that are over there doing their job, 'cuz they are in a situation where it's a combat situation where they're at. And this is uplifting for these soldiers" said Michelle Shaw, U.S. Army reservist.
Shaw says the care packages help motivate the troops to continue serving our country during difficult situations.
Volunteers spent about $1,500 shipping all the care packages off to Afghanistan.
All that money came from donations.