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A gift from home

By Heather Sawaski

WAUSAU (WAOW) -- A Wausau woman is doing her part to send a little piece of home to our troops overseas.

Amber Hill calls her project, Operation: Gifts From Home. She's collecting toiletries, like toothbrushes and deodorants, to pack up and send to Iraq and Afghanistan.

She first started the project 2 years ago, when she sent more than 80 care packages overseas.

"I see the troops on the news a lot and they look like they could use a little support," Hill said. "When I see troops that are in their uniform in the mall, I give them a handshake or a hug and say thank you for serving."

This time, Hill hopes to ship out more than a hundred packages to troops.

She's collecting donation from now until March 22nd. If you'd like to donate, call the Community Corner Club in Wausau at 843-1926.

Online Reporter: Heather Sawaski

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