To Afghanistan With Love

Marjorie Hackett-Wallace's son is in Iraq but the packages she helped put together with love and care are going to Afghanistan. Soldiers there need supplies more than he does, he told her.

Three U.S. Postal Service trucks arrived at Hackett-Wallace's New Britain doorstep on Friday to pick up the large shipment of care packages on their way to troops overseas.

Last weekend, Hackett-Wallace opened her house to volunteers who were busy packing up the goods.

Devil Dog Advocates and several other volunteers put together the 200 care packages throughout November. 

Candy, playing cards, Nerf footballs and many other personal care items were donated for the care packages. Cash was also accepted to cover the cost of shipping.

The project is dear to Hackett-Wallace who is a military mom. Her son, Cpl. Ryan Hackett, is a United States Marine serving in Iraq. 

The care packages that Hackett-Wallace helped assembled are going to Afghanistan.  She said her son asked that they be sent there because the conditions are more difficult for the troops.

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