Shipping Out Holiday Cheer
The spirit of giving has touched down in North Central Florida as one group ships out some love and support-- just in time for Christmas.
More than 100 volunteers with the Military Support Group of Alachua County spent the evening boxing up care packages for troops overseas.
They meet the first Thursday of every month at the First Methodist Church in Alachua.
The packages contain everything from candy to razor blades...a total shipment value of about three to four thousand dollars a month.
Members of the Support Group are encouraged by the gratitude of the service members they support.
"Listen to some of the letters and we got a whole 2 or 3 notebooks from these guys, it's just incredible what they say, it's just one of those things that you dont know what it really is until you receive a package, and then when you get a letter from these guys that are over there it hits you pretty hard," said Jim Yakubsin, Founder of the Military Support Group.
In the eight years that the group has been been active, they have shipped over ten-thousand boxes to troops overseas.
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