An unusually mild summer meant that our most recent pack day, July 27, was the most bearable July pack day in years, much to the delight of our staff and volunteers!
A recent reduction in the number of troops staitoned in combat zones overseas meant that we had to reduce both the number of volunteers needed for pack day as well as the number of care packages being sent. Despite this, 38 volunteers showed up bright and early to participate in our first "new look" pack day.
As she has done at almost every pack day since 2005, volunteer Sandy Deraps led the group in a prayer before the packing got underway. Many of the volunteers were attending their first pack day and the day started slowly, but as everyone got their feet under them and got the hang of things, the pace sped up.
By the time noon rolled around, the packing was coming to an end. When all was said and done, 643 packages had been boxed and were ready to be sent to our heroes overseas. A great time was had by all and we look forward to our next pack day in November!
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