A local company didn't mind working late Thursday night, putting in some extra hours to brighten the holidays for men and women they don't even know. Their efforts will put smiles on the faces of hard- working Louisiana troops. Treats for troops is a donation drive aimed at sending something special to troops fighting overseas.
Employees at the Lemoine Company in Lafayette pledged their time Thursday night, to give Treats to Troops. Treats for Troops, a donation drive aimed at sending something special to Louisiana Troops, wrapped up this week. Employees at the Lafayette, Baton Rouge and New Orleans's locations stuffed boxes with personal hygiene products, comfort foods, books, movies and more. The care packages also contain letters from local school children. Will Lemoine, Business Unit Leader at the Lafayette location, said the letters were important because they showed troops gratitude and support from those back home. Seth Lemoine, Division Manager, spent 13 years with the Army and National Guard. He said he understood the importance of the packages.
"A lot of those guys have nobody. We feel obligated to take care of all those who do so much for us. I've been on the other end of it and it's a pretty remarkable thing to get packages at this time of year, and to see that support from overseas."
Over 700 care packages will be mailed to troops this week.