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Amazing Military Mom Is About To Ship Her 10,000th Care Package To Troops

While there are scores of folks out there that want to make amazing things happen, there are a special few that actually step up to the plate and get it done. LeAnn Boudwine is one of them.

She has two sons currently serving in the military, and she started sending her sons care packages. While they were quite grateful, they would also share a rather sad tale with her.

Her sons let her know that not all of the men and women that bravely serve our country are fortunate enough to receive such things. That was all LeAnn had to hear.

As Newsmax shares, LeAnn started a program known as Support The Troops, and she began sending troops packages from her home with the help of her friends. It was a smashing success. Support the Troops has been going strong for eleven years now, and LeAnn thinks she’ll be able to hit the milestone of 10,000 packages to the troops before the year is through.

In anticipation of that monumental accomplishment, LeAnn offered up some reflections on how far her efforts have come.

“It started small, but the more we heard how much it meant to these heroes to know that people back home had not forgotten about them, the more it kept growing and growing. We never thought we’d still be doing it, but there are so few groups like ours that it would break our hearts to stop,” she explained. “The community support throughout the year has been overwhelming,”

The packages are chock full of all sorts of goodies, including DVDs, candy, nonperishable food, activity books, clothing, personal care items, and plenty of holiday-themed items. She’s really hoping to reach the milestone before the year is through, but her contribution is nothing short of astounding regardless of how long it takes her to reach the magical number.

“When people ask what we need, I say that they need all of those little things that we take for granted in our daily lives. When I say that number, I have a hard time believing it,” she added.
“Why do we do this? Because of the letters we get,” she said. “Soldiers tell us how good it makes them feel to know that we are thinking about them. I get teary just thinking about it.”

LeAnn deserves tremendous praise for all that she’s accomplished, as do the wealth of volunteers and contributors that have helped her out. While we all can’t pick up and make something this amazing happen on our own, we can all use it as inspiration to help out in any way we can when it comes to supporting our troops.

Small things mean a lot, and those without a lot of time on their hands to organize such extensive efforts can certainly find the time to make a contribution.

Here’s to hoping that LeAnn reaches the amazing milestone before 2017 comes to a close - and that her amazing program continues for years to come.

Source: Newsmax, Good News Network
Photos: YouTube

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