Care packages sent to troops, as special thanks comes in from overseas

Above: Putting together care packages, from left to right, Kendall Jordan, John and Leslie Kendall, Veteran Dick Varney, and AT&T New England President Patricia Jacobs (contributed photo)

Earlier this week a group of Southborough residents gathered at the Senior Center to package up gifts from home to send to soldiers serving overseas, including one Southborough native far from home.

U.S. Army Special Forces 2nd Lieutenant Kerry E. Kendall, daughter of Southborough residents John and Leslie Kendall, who is currently deployed in Afghanistan, will receive one of 30 care packages sent from Southborough. The packages include 250 calling cards donated by AT&T to help families stay connected during deployments.

If you have any doubt about what a care package like the ones shipped off this week mean to soldiers overseas, check out this story in Wicked Local Southborough about a letter of thanks sent by a recent care package recipient. Here’s a snippet:

“I just want the individuals who organized and participated in the care package drives to be recognized for their selfless contributions to the servicemen and women of the armed forces,” she wrote. “Many of them don’t realize how big of an impact simply sending a little box of hygiene products can have on a lonely soldier.”

“I cried when read that,” (troop drive organizer Lisa Braccio) said Tuesday…

Read the whole thing here.

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