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Sending Cards and Care Packages to the Troops

DAMASCUS TOWNSHIP — A community service project in Wayne County is making sure veterans stationed overseas and here at home have everything they need for the holidays. Newswatch 16 was there as the Tri-Gal 4-H Club in Damascus Township was stuffing stockings full of everyday essentials for about 100 U.S. troops in South Korea. They also sent care packages to the veterans at the VA Medical Center near Wilkes-Barre and cards to a homeless shelter for veterans in Scranton. “I […]

Touch of Home for Troops

CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP — People in Monroe County got into the giving spirit, sending men and women serving in the Armed Forces a little “touch of home.” Volunteers with Operation: Touch of Home boxed up care packages for troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan on Saturday. They say their fall drive at American Legion Post 927 near Brodheadsville is the biggest of the year. The care packages give troops some bare necessities that overseas are considered luxuries. “It’s incredible when we […]