Friday, 30 May 2014 13:48
“Once you’re over there, receiving that care package gives you a little piece of home,” said U.S. Army Sgt. David Facundo during the Operation Interdependence (OI) campaign kick-off event last week in McAllen.
The goal of this year’s OI campaign is to ship over 40,000 care packages to soldiers serving overseas. The official campaign period – a drive for donations of goodies for the soldiers – started last Thursday and continues until July.
Speakers at the kick-off event included IBC Bank President David Guerra, McAllen Mayor Jim Darling, State Representatives Sergio Munoz Jr. and Terry Canales, Col. (Ret.) Frank Plummer, U.S. Army Sgt. David Facundo (two time Afghanistan veteran), and Sergio Sanchez, of KURV. Channel 5’s Letty Garza served as emcee.