Marines with the 3/11 Marine Regiment in Afghanistan are excited to receive care packages from folks on the Western Slope.
While American families enjoy picnics and fireworks on the 4th of July, U.S. Marines are facing potentially deadly operations in Afghanistan.
Families of troops across the nation are sending out care packages of snacks, books, personal care items, and small fans, to relieve some of the brutal summer desert heat.
They say the goal is to give the troops a little taste of this special holiday, and to remind them Americans are thinking of them. But organizers say they need these supplies all year long.
If you'd like to send a little love in a box, drop off some items at the Honey Baked Store off of Hwy 6 & 50 in Grand Junction, or Family Food Town in Palisade, all year long.