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Donations Offer Deployed Soldiers Some Comforts Of Home

Posted February 12, 2003 2:22 a.m. EST

— People all over the country want to support soldiers fighting for America's freedom. Nowhere is that more true than in a military town.

A grassroots effort in Fayetteville has received an overwhelming response.

Hundreds of pounds of beef jerky, baby wipes, books, gum and other supplies are heading out with Fort Bragg soldiers.

A military spouse e-mailed her out-of-state friends and collected more than 500 pounds of donated items.

Soldiers say the efforts are appreciated. The beef jerky gives them a taste of home and the baby wipes come in handy when soldiers do not have a shower available to them during stints in the desert.

Donations can be dropped off at

Haymount United Methodist Church