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Consider This...Free shipping to soldiers

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

A big thank you to the Keller Williams Realty office in Lubbock for helping our troops overseas. Last Thursday, volunteers assembled almost six hundred care packages full of items from toothpaste to candy bars. It's the third year for this project and it continues to grow. What a blessing it must be as a soldier to open a care package from the folks they are fighting to defend back home.

Now, I was very concerned when I heard that each package sent to each soldier costs $12.95 to mail. That's almost $8,000 in additional expense. That money should be used for more items to soldiers, not for shipping.

Consider this:

It just seems odd to me that the U.S. Post Office charges anything at all to send packages to U.S. soldiers.

Mail from troops back to the U.S. is sent for free.  So why should mail sent from the U.S. to the troops be any different?  There have been efforts in Congress to change this across the board but to no avail. I would ask our local congressman to please consider bringing this issue up again.

Our men and women overseas are putting their life on the line every day. The government should pick up the tab for them to receive anything from their loved ones back home. It just makes sense.

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