BALTIMORE (WJZ) – A group of local volunteers came together to support the US military.
They are putting together care packages that range from biscuits to bottles of soap.
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Care packages include toiletries and some more games.
Donna Babylon volunteered: “We have sheets, towels, and blankets.
Care packages are put together by the Babylon Vault Company – a group of volunteers honoring veterans by collecting items to send abroad.
“We heard our deployed people were sleeping with rocks as pillows and they had no running water,” Babylon said.
The idea was to nest this trailer with games, letters, non-perishable food, and travel-sized toiletries.
“We can’t bring them back, but we can send them things to make their deployment better, to let them know they’re not forgotten,” Dawn Geigan of the Warrior Care Package project of the US said. “They are appreciated. We remember. We care.”
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Geigan says her son is an active-duty Marine.
She said she got the idea to send care packages after seeing photos of the condition of some of the Marines.
The idea quickly gained momentum around town and five years later.
“We just shipped 89 packages of care,” says Geigan.
Volunteers from all over Maryland are working to help.
“It’s not what I’m doing but I appreciate all that they’re doing for us,” said neighbor Laura O’Neal.
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The boxes will be shipped in May and the military should receive them in mid-July. More information is available to those interested in helping.
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2022/03/27/baltimore-volunteers-are-supporting-u-s-troops-with-care-packages/ Baltimore volunteers are supporting the US military with care packages – CBS Baltimore