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Florida Campus Student Council sends care packages to troops

9/17/2010 (Archived)

Christmas came early for 14 U.S. soldiers stationed in various locations overseas. In August, the Student Council on the Florida Campus was able to collect the names and addresses from family and friends of 14 individuals representing all branches of the armed forces.

All 14 soldiers received packages containing a variety of chiropractic related products, such as vitamins donated by the Biotics Research Corporation and cryoderm and thermoderm donated by Cryoderm. Also included were healthy snacks, first aid kits, sunscreen, bug spray and Palmer T-shirts, pens and key chains.

The Student Council project was spearheaded by Carly Meckle and assisted by the Student Services Department.

“We tried to come up with items that they could use to make their experience just a little easier,” said Ms. Meckle.

The care packages were certainly appreciated, as evidenced by a note penned by one of the soldiers whose last name, ironically, is Palmer.

“We really appreciate the packages," wrote Corporal Palmer. "My buddies and I are able to put the stuff to good use .… We are all proud to be fighting for everyone back in the States. God bless and thanks again.”