Blue Federal hosts Packages for Patriots event

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Cheyenne, Wyo. - Blue Federal Credit Union in Cheyenne continues to support the men and women serving overseas, along with active and retired military.

As part of their support, the organize “Packages for Patriots” several times a year. During these events, they gather volunteers to help assemble care packages that Blue Federal mails to deployed overseas.

On Thursday, a packaging event was held at F.E. Warren AFB, and Blue Federal branch manager, Shawna Lackey said the packages meant a lot to those who serve.

"They aren't getting that correspondence depending on where they are on a regular basis,” Lackey said. “So, getting that package, letting them know that 'somebody is thinking about you' and 'somebody cares about you' is really, really important."

If you would like to donate items for these packages, you can Stop by the Base branch and donate the following items:

• Microwave Popcorn* (butter and kettle corn)
• M&M’s—plain & peanut
• Chips (in containers, like Pringles)
• Hard candy
• Fritos
• Gum
• Peanuts
• Rice Krispy treats
• Sunflower Seeds
• Starburst/Skittles
• Slim Jim's
• Gobstoppers
• Beef Jerky
• Red & Black licorice
• Granola bars (chewy & crunchy)
• Peanut Butter & Cheese Crackers
• Ritz Crackers
• Power Bars/ Energy Bars
• Tuna/crackers
• Peanut Butter Plain (in plastic container)
• Peanut Butter Crunch

Travel Size Items:
• Hand Sanitizers
• Tooth Brushes & Paste
• Hand Lotion
• Chapstick* / Lip Balm
• Sunscreen
• Foot Powder/ Baby Powder