Support Group Sending Holiday Care Packages To Troops Overseas

Many people are already thinking about what they'll get for their loved ones for the holidays, but what about those fighting overseas? An Eastern Kentucky support group is trying to send a little bit of Christmas cheer to those who won't be home to celebrate.

Christi Hayes is engaged to the love of her life, Jared Bryant. But Jared won't be home for the holidays. He'll be fighting in Baghdad.

"This will be my first Christmas without him. It will be hard," she said.

So Christi is packaging as much of Christmas into a box as she can in order for any soldiers to get any gifts by Christmas Day.

"They really appreciate it. It keeps them going," Christi said.

So several members of a Cloverfork Military Support Group, knowing how much care packages mean to their loved ones, are trying to get a little bit of Christmas to as many men and women overseas as they can.

"I think they deserve to have a Merry Christmas just like we do. Thankfully we have people that want to fight for our freedom," Britany Hall said.

And Junior ROTC members who may themselves need care packages in a few years.

"The cards, the candy, pictures, it's going to make it easier on them and make them think that they're here at home with us," said Tabetha Gilbert.

Because if they can't be home for Christmas, sending some Christmas to them is the next best thing.

The Cloverfork Group sends care packages out to soldiers about once a month. To get in touch with the Cloverfork Support Our Troops Overseas Group, you can call Sandy Huff at (606) 837-0879 or Debbie Smith at (606) 837-9340.

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