Fresno fundraiser sends care packages to troops

July 27, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Troops serving overseas will soon get care packages thanks to a fundraiser in Fresno Saturday.

Volunteers washed cars at the Arco station on Ashlan near Valentine for donations. A portion of the money raised will help send care packages to service members in Afghanistan. Organizers say gifts from home help our troops cope with long deployments.

"I myself being a veteran of 11 years I can tell you getting a care package overseas is an incredible uplifting experience, especially sometimes when it comes from a stranger," Rustin Lusk said.

Saturday's car wash also raised money to help the Valley's homeless. Organizers also planned a concert fundraiser at Clovis Hills Church Friday night.


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