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PlainsCapital Bank sends hundreds of care packages to troops overseas

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

PlainsCapital Bank sent out hundreds of care packages to our troops serving in Afghanistan and Korea on Friday, all in honor of Veteran's Day.

The bank has been taking up a collection from employees for the past month. Corporate has agreed to match it. They finally gathered about $10,000 dollars.

They purchased items they thought would be useful to our soldiers, including dehydrated fruits, toiletries, and Christmas goodies to help the troops celebrate the upcoming holiday season. They also included a note of thanks and encouragement.

Plains Capital Bank's "Good Guys" packed nearly 300 boxes Thursday night. Citibus picked it up and delivered it to the post office Friday morning.

Senior Vice President Perry Tipton said this deed not only means a lot to our troops, but to the workers at the bank as well.

"We got about 15 employees right here in Lubbock that have been supporting the cause this week," he said.

Tipton said their branch has three employees still in the Reserve and some that were recently deployed.

"It's a real honor to have them associated with our organization," Tipton said.

Assistant Vice President Anthony Craddock is also a veteran and has been deployed to Iraq twice. He said packages like these mean the world to troops overseas.

"It brings some soldiers to tears because that's how they stay connected to the United States," Craddock said.

Craddock has been working for PlainsCapital Bank for 10 years. He said he would also get packages from the bank while he was deployed.

"During my three year deployment, they were so supportive. It's great to be working with PCB, a company that gives back to the community and the veteran soldiers," Craddock said.

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