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Students Honor Veterans, Help With Care Packages

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NACHES, Wash. - A local group is helping troops overseas stay a little warmer and more comfortable.  "Operation Thank You of Yakima Valley" has teamed up with students at Naches Intermediate School.

The students wrote letters to soldiers, and turned them in before their Veteran's Day assembly. Operation Thank You organizer Susie Mitchell says they're taking donations of money and items to include in the packages.

"Winter is coming over there, so we need things like socks, we have ladies who are knitting beanie caps to keep them warm.  We also need T-shirts..." she says.

Operation Thank You is collecting money to pay for shipping.  Donations can be made at any U.S. Bank Branch.  To donate items, call Susie Mitchell at 966-1452.