Support Group Holds Auction To Raise Money For Care Packages

By: Jeff Allen Email
By: Jeff Allen Email

If you were outside at all Saturday you know it was very wet and cold. But the bad weather didn't stop one military support group.

The Cloverfork Support Group sends care packages to troops fighting overseas.

"To give them a little bit of home while they're over there," said Sandy Huff whose son is fighting in Iraq.

Huff says her son, Sgt. Jerry Gilbert, is fighting for the best reason, freedom.

"To me, what they're doing gives me the opportunity to do what I'm doing," Huff said.

So the members of this support group say the least they can do is brave the Kentucky rain to get support one bid at a time.

"I spent seventy dollars myself," said Joanna Childers. "The stuff I got I can use and it goes for care packages for the troops."

"It makes you feel good. Shows there's a lot of people behind you," said Kim Middleton.

Middleton began dating Sgt. Jerry Gilbert while he's over in Iraq. She chatted with him online during the auction.

"He thinks it is awesome there's so many people involved. It makes him feel good," Middleton said.

But Middleton says it is tough not knowing if the man she loves will be back in September or even later.

"It makes it harder. You wonder what's gonna happen next," Middleton said.

But at least while the fighting continues and soldiers like Jerry Gilbert remain longing for home. Bid by bid, there seems to be a strong show of support.

The Cloverfork Support Group welcomes anyone that knows of a soldier fighting overseas to contact them so they can send them a care package.

To get in contact with the Cloverfork Support Our Troops Overseas Group, you can call Sandy Huff at (606) 837-0879. You can also email Kim Middleton at, or write the group at Cloverfork S.O.T.O. Group, P.O. Box 810, Evarts, Kentucky, 40828.

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