As we gear up to raise the money needed to send Holiday Care Packages for this winter, it's important to realize how valuable these packages are to those still deployed. Here's a recent note from a Marine in Afghanistan...
Thank you so much for the care package. It came as a sight for sore eyes. After so much time in the field, it was definitely overwhelming to come back to some delicious snacks and some much-needed supplies.
For the guys out here, getting a package...reminds us of what we are doing out here. With the massive retrograde [drawdown] we are conducting, a lot of extra comfort items will be disappearing.
We have done a lot of good out here over the last couple of weeks. Killed a few baddies, but more importantly we were able to aid the local populace by providing the medical aid and helping kick-start their economy. It feels rewarding to come back after an operation like that to a care package such as the one you sent.To see how you can help with the Wrapped in Holiday Spirit care packages, click here!