Several months ago, The Sentinel published an article with pictures of some amazing and colorful hand-knit and/or crocheted helmet liners and afghans created by the women residing at Pinehurst Senior Living, in Honeoye Falls,. These dedicated women have created and donated well over 100 afghans and continue to donate knit caps and helmet liners in support of not only our troops stationed overseas, through The Kade Project, but also to the Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Although The Kade Project regularly receives thank-you notes and emails from our troops for the Care Kits mailed to them monthly, Deb Milne-O’Brien, Founder and Chair of The Kade Project said the group was delighted to receive this particular email, along with the accompanying picture in early January.

If one questions whether our troops actually receive or appreciate items sent them, one has to only look at the large smiles on the faces of Sergeant Barney’s Marines! Thank you to all who donate items and mailing funds, so willingly, so often, allowing us to mail meaningful care-kits regularly.

The email read:

Attached is a photo of the Marines of SPMAGTF Cent-Com wearing the handmade gifts from the care package. We are in front of our Christmas display, sent to us from South Summit Elementary School in Utah! We are grateful to see all the Christmas cheer being sent our way from all parts of the country. Thank you for your continued support. Happy Holidays!

Semper Fi

Sergeant Barney, Kandice and the Exchange Marines in Kuwait

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