Program is helping troops stationed overseas in a unique way

LEWES, Del. – Locals are helping our troops stationed overseas in a unique way.

At the Lewes Public Library, knitters there have created dozens and dozens of wool hats over the past month, and they will all be shipped out Friday.

What some may not realize is Afghanistan has plenty of mountainous regions, and these are needed under the soldiers helmets.

These hats will be sent out by an organization in California in care packages with things like batteries socks, snacks and more.

“And it gets very cold, they need liners under their helmets to protect them and keep them safe from the weather, but they’re also pretty important as far as safety is concerned,” said Jennifer Noonan, children’s librarian at the Lewes Public Library. “If they are in any combat, a wool helmet liner will help to protect them from being burnt.”

The library will be starting a new program soon, knitting red hats for children with heart defects, which will be donated to a local hospital.

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