DNC committee assembles care packages for troops overseas
Updated: Updated 12/14/2011 05:03 PM
By: Kate Gaier
CHARLOTTE – Members of the Democratic National Convention Committee took a break from politicking Wednesday to help troops serving overseas. They packed necessities along with a few goodies from home for 500 service members.
"It's a big reminder to us that there is a drawdown going on but there are still a lot of service members fighting overseas and working on behalf of the United States," said DNCC CEO Steve Kerrigan.
Kerrigan says the assembly is just one way of giving back.
"We wanted to make sure that in our new hometown, our new community, that we give back in a real way," he said.
Volunteers say it doesn't matter if they know someone serving in the military or not, preparing the care packages is the least they can do.
"I think the fact that anybody gets to open one of these, they will know that there are people out there that think and care about them. Hopefully it brings a warm feeling to their hearts," assembler Karen Carey said.
The packages will be given to the National Guard, who will then distribute them. All of the items were donated from the community.
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