300 boxes of care packages head for Afghanistan
Aug. 1, 2014 at 5:36 p.m.
The Crossroads community and people from other states heard Victoria resident Albert Vasquez's call.
The effort started earlier this summer as a campaign to get snacks and essential materials to his Marine son and his son's battalion at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan because their post exchange, a commissary, was shutting down.
Now, about 300 boxes of care packages are headed to hundreds of service members after being shipped Thursday.
"I know my son. I knew if I sent him something, he'll share and be without," Vasquez said, adding that the idea came from a conversation with his son, Orion.
The credit belongs to the community, the people who donated and businesses and groups that offered to be drop-off locations, he said.
"All I did," he said, "was give a message."