EL CENTRO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - The American Legion in El Centro is sending packages to the military overseas.
Particularly, Alexia Alvarado and Reyes Lizarrige are two Brawley and Imperial Valley service members who will receive items.
These items include food and socks.
They had requested quite a few items. They want comfortable socks, something that we take for granted, things like Chapstick, foot powder and cleanliness because showers are hard, and Q-Tips. Like I said, the things we take for daily granted because we have running water wherever they might be at they don’t they can’t get to that," said Mrs. Wow of Chaplin American Legion Auxiliary Post 25.
In addition, Lizarrige, currently stationed in Japan, will be one of the many recipients of 50 packages heading to servicemen and women.
"It's going very good right now. We have members of our community and our American Legion group helping us out. Students from TL Wagner's fifth grade class with Mrs. Bonillas; they actually decorated all the boxes this year," American Legion POST 25 Bar Manager Allie Carter spoke.
All in all, packages are scheduled to be shipped in the coming days.