Snacks and face masks: Volunteers adapt troop care packages to the times

STARS AND STRIPES By J.P. LAWRENCE | Published: April 9, 2020: Care packages for deployed troops, often filled with items like cookies and cards, will feature something new in response to a worldwide pandemic: face masks. Volunteers for Soldiers’ Angels, a charity based out of San Antonio, Texas, sewed face masks to put in care packages to send to service members overseas Wednesday night. The organization bought yards of fabric to sew face masks after a Pentagon directive Sunday required troops to cover their faces if they cannot maintain social distancing standards.

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Soldiers' Angels Volunteer Sews Face Mask for Deployed Troops