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Operation We Care To Send 680 Packages For Deployed Troops

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SHARPTOWN, Md. - In just a few weeks, another Delaware National Guard battalion will deploy to Afghanistan.

The troops will not be empty handed when they land thanks to hundreds of volunteers who stopped by the Sharptown Fire Department Sunday afternoon to help box up 680 care packages, filled with toothpaste, cookies and cleaning supplies.

It was Operation We Care's 6th year putting together a packing party and among the volunteers were local veterans and military families.

"All those things, while we make take them for granted, it means a whole lot to someone who is out in the field," said Keith Strouss, Del. National Guard 198th Battalion family assistance specialist.

"I love to see the people and the community that want to help the troops and everything, because you don't normally see that," said Candace Rogers, who's husband is set to deploy to Afghanistan. 

Half of the boxes will ship from the Ocean City post office tomorrow to troops already stationed in Afghanistan. The others will ship once the 198th Battalion deploys next month.

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