AYDEN, NC (WITN) An eastern Carolina organization is hoping you will keep our service men and women abroad in mind this Christmas season.
NC Packs 4 Patriots is collecting donations and packing care packages for military members serving all over the world.
Director Barbara Whitehead says they can use snack foods, toiletries, and other items like socks and sunscreen.
The packages can sometimes take weeks to ship around the world and into combat zones, so Whitehead says they need community support right now.
Staff Sergeant Kevin Chancey volunteered his time Thursday after serving two tours of duty in Iraq.
Chancey says, "Being over there and actually getting care packages from other people than just your family really meant a lot. There's still people out there that love and care and are generous enough to donate and volunteer their time to do this. So that's why I'm here. I got a little extra time myself for the holidays."
You can contact NC Packs 4 Patriots on Facebook if you'd like to contribute or volunteer.