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From Enterprise Staff

F.A.I.T.H. Military Support Group (Families and Individuals Thanking Heroes) will pack 350 Christmas boxes and care packages at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Livingston Physical Therapy located at 305 W. Mill St. in Livingston for those who are interested in coming out and pitching in.

Need the perfect gift for a family member or friend? Then sponsor a Christmas box for the troops for $40 per box. Christmas is right around the corner and F.A.I.T.H. is asking for the community’s help in sending 350 care packages for miliary heroes who are away from their family during the holidays. The list of heroes includes all branches of the military and all have a personal tie to the community – either by being from here or having a loved one who lives here.

The care packages are filled with toiletries, Hormel Compleats® meals, canned fruit, Skippy peanut butter, Hormel chili, soup, granola bars, snack cakes, homemade fudge made by First Methodist Church of Livingston, mini pecan pies, stockings stuffed with various items, drink mixes, hot chocolate, candy canes, candy, gum, cookies, peanuts and trail mix. All of these items are packed with love and support and then are prayed over before sending them to the heroes.

Below is a thank you letter recently received from a previous recipient of one of the boxes:

“To Whom It May Concern: My name is Diana and I am currently deployed with the U.S. military. I am assigned to the En-Route Patient Staging Facility (ERPSF) and our mission is to care for wounded American warriors who are in the process of being evacuated out of the area towards a higher level of medical care. On behalf of the entire ERPSF, I want to extend my sincere gratitude for your donations to our facility and patients. With your donations, we are able to fulfill our mission and provide quality patient care. On average, we house over 100 members a month; most of which arrive to us on short notice and without sufficient items and hygiene products to last them for the duration of their stay. Additionally, our location is often the first place where they have access to their favorite snacks and candy. Everything that we provide to our patients, we have received via donations from wonderful organizations like yours. With our ever changing world, we have to stay prepared to aide many more then our average. Your donations play a very important role in our preparedness! Thank you for everything you do for our military!”

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