This week members of VFW Post 7287 mailed care 24 boxes to members of the Coushatta National Guard unit serving in combat. Those boxes had been packed by the Beta Club at Riverdale Academy.
The VFW thanked workers at the post office for their help with custom forms and getting the packages labeled and sent off.
When VFW members arrived at Riverdale last Friday they found a large stack of packages ready to be mailed. Each package contained an assortment of snacks and treats, socks and wash cloths, and other items that soldiers in a far-off land might not have access to.
Beta Club sponsor Amanda Cason said her students selected items they thought would be needed by the soldiers. In addition, each box contained devotional material and cards or letters written and colored by students at the school. They did it as part of Beta week earlier this year.