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Comforts Of Home Headed To Soldiers In Afghanistan

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Breanna Humphers, 15, from Roseville helps a Move America Forward campaign to send 1,000 boxes to U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

This week, a Sacramento nonprofit organization is shipping more than seven tons of supplies to American soldiers stationed in Afghanistan.

Scott Raab with the Sacramento nonprofit "Move America Forward" says the  packages of treats and personal care items will reach about 1,000 members of the military.

"Boxes come with all the top-requested items. Number one, of course, is coffee and we get that from Rogers family coffee down the road in Lincoln, we have beef jerky, Oreos, hygienic items.  We have something called Hoo-Ahhs that let people take a warm field shower even if there's no running water for a thousand miles around them. We try to put the most things that they can't get where they're at."

About 20 volunteers at the Move America Forward office on Folsom Boulevard are filling the boxes.

Brianna Humphers is 15 years-old and a volunteer. Her job is to load the goodie boxes onto a trailer. She says it's important to her to volunteer to do something for the volunteer military.

"It's really honestly amazing. Like, they don't have to do, but they choose to go out there and fight for us. So, the least we can do is give them some supplies...and Oreos."

The items were donated by companies and people in the Sacramento region.

Each box also includes a note thanking the soldier for his or her service.

About 13,000 NATO troops are in Afghanistan. Half are from the U.S.

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Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob is the Sacramento Region Reporter. He has been at the forefront of the coverage of the Sacramento Kings' saga and the effort to build a new arena in Sacramento. He also covers education, business, environment, and sports stories.   Read Full Bio