Church makes care packages for N.C. Guard soldiers

Posted July 5, 2009

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— A church in the Cleveland community made care packages for deployed North Carolina National Guardsmen during its July 4th weekend celebrations.

C3 Church honored citizen-soldiers, active-duty and retired military and their families during the second annual "God and Country Weekend Celebration." Church members put together more than 1,500 packages for soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq.

They also had a little fun, with special guest appearances by former Miss North Carolina and Miss Garner, Amanda Watson, and the Durham Bulls' mascot, Wool E. Bull.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s #88 and Jeff Gordon's #24 cars were on display. The National Guard sponsors both NASCAR Sprint Cup cars.

Vintage military vehicles and helicopters also dotted the church parking lot.

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  • cjimmyray414 Jul 6, 2009

    Since all of the young men of Amerioca has put their life in double jeopardy for us who live in America, why don't all of the Churches get all of the membera who go ask them to bring a care package for those who protect us bacl in the USA, and they don't habve to go to Church either just ghet the word out. Iknow every one can give a little something. We need tom do something for the ones who fight for us. Don't this sound like a very good idea?