Hundreds of volunteers gathered Saturday to box up nearly 1,000 care packages that will be sent to soldiers serving overseas.
The packages — which included everything from books and bottles of hot sauce, to socks and shaving cream — are slated to be shipped abroad to U.S. soldiers, many in the Middle East, for arrival between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Keller Williams Realty hosted the third annual “Thank a Soldier” event, in partnership with the nonprofit Hands Across the Battlefield, in the parking lot of the real estate firm’s Burbank office.
“We want to send stuff overseas to these soldiers so they’re not forgotten over the holidays,” said Realtor Barry Gussow of Keller Williams.
Every year, the event has grown. Last year, volunteers put together 480 care packages. This year, that number more than doubled to 981.