Camille Gieck needs the community’s help to support more deployed troops than ever. The president of Operation Shoebox in The Villages wants every troop deployed overseas to get a piece of home while they serve their country.
Operation Shoebox is a nonprofit organization based in Belleview that sends packages filled with personal toiletries, stationery, snack items and handwritten thank-you letters to troops. Last year, the Villages group sent more than 30,000 packages — and volunteers want to send even more this year.
Read this story and many others in Friday's edition of the Daily Sun.