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"Operation Care Package"
July 23, 2010
11:33 AM EDT
White House interns teamed up with Dr. Jill Biden to put together care packages for the families of wounded soldiers being treated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD as part of program “Operation Care Package.” Organized by USO of Metropolitan Washington to raise the spirits of the troops and their families, the White House volunteers completed a total of 500 care packages.
Dr. Biden talked to the interns about the importance of service, stating “It’s the small acts of kindness that make a difference to the military and their families. I hope when you go back to your colleges and communities you continue this kind of service.” The care packages serve as a reminder that the small things can help not only the soldiers, but their families that work tirelessly to support the soldiers based at Walter Reed and the National Naval Medical Center.
While the White House interns assembled care packages for soldiers that have returned home, they wanted to show their appreciation for the American men and women that are currently serving the country overseas.
Below are their personal messages to the troops:
Julia Simmons and Sophia Solomon are interns in the White House New Media Office