Operation We Care to send care packages to troops overseas

SALISBURY, Md. – On Sunday, a small group of volunteers at Operation We Care packed hundreds of care packages with snacks, supplies and even thank you letters.

These packages will soon be sent to local first responders and troops thousands of miles away from home.

“It’s very important to support the men and women who are around the world defending our country in various roles,” said Jeff Merritt, co-founder of Operation We Care.

“It’s just an emotional…,” said Lori Hollande, “I’m very thankful for all that they do.”

Lori and Claude Holland tell 47ABC some of these boxes will go to their son and other U.S. Army troops serving in the Middle East as a special surprise.

“50 of the boxes will go to my son’s group of soldiers that are 5,000 miles away from home,” said Claude Holland, a Salisbury resident.

While they’re so far apart, the family tells us they’re just grateful for the support they’ve gotten from the community and the work at Operation We Care to provide a little something special for those who risk their lives to save ours.

“It means everything to us,” said Claude.

“It gives the soldiers that are so far away from their country, their homes and their families the thought and idea that they’re not forgotten,” said Claude.

Jeff Merritt at Operation We Care says they will also be sending 100 care packages to PRMC this week.

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