WAUNAKEE (WKOW) -- A group of volunteers who've spent the past decade sending care packages to troops overseas gets some special recognition Wednesday.
Since 2003, The AT&T Pioneers has shipped more than 6,600 care packages and more than 15,000 birthday cards to troops serving overseas. The HOME Project was all started by two women who wanted a way to help when the Iraq War began.
Now, Karen Schilling and Judy Anderson send out two packages a day, six days a week.
"We thought we'd be doing it for six months... 10 years later, we're still doing it and I currently ship them out of my basement," says Schilling.
On Wednesday, the two were surprised with a special honor. They received a letter from the U.S. Marine Corps Commandant General James Amos thanking them for all their hard work. He also included a flag than was flown over a base in Afghanistan. The gifts were presented by a local Marine who says he and his fellow service men and women are thankful.
If you'd like to help out, contact Karen Schilling (608) 249-1891 or email at email@example.com.
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