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11/27/06-Longview

Groups Sorts Care Packages For Troops

"Operation Appreciation." That's what volunteers are calling their efforts to make sure troops in Iraq get all they need this Christmas season.   Monday volunteers at St. Michael's Church in Longview counted and sorted snacks, toiletries, and phone cards for nearly 200 soldiers in Iraq. This is the seventh "care package" the group has sent to Iraq. Most of the items were donated by East Texas churches, grocery stores, and individuals.  

"It means a lot to them...my favorite comes from Austin Allison, from Longview, Texas...he said 'This morning I woke up, I was having an awful day and I asked God to send me a sign that somebody really cares and then your package arrived,'" says Margie Litterski, Coordinator for "Operation Appreciation."

The group will be packing up the boxes on Saturday. Margie says it costs 3,000 dollars to ship the packages to Iraq.

Tracy Watler/Reporting: tracy@kltv.com

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