Shipping comfort packs to wounded warriors (with photos)

By Kelly McCarthy

August 2, 2013 Updated Aug 5, 2013 at 9:25 AM EST

Owego, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Employees at Lockheed Martin set aside their work to prepare care packages for the wounded warrior project.

They teamed up with the Wounded Warrior project to fill 500 care packages.

They're called transitional care packages because the bags go to wounded soldiers 48 hours within getting injured.

"Inside the packs are basic comfort items," said Angela McDermott, Wounded Warrior Project, "Like t-shirts and shorts, socks and different items like that, that provide comfort within the immediate time within their injury."

The TCP's are made as condensed as possible so it can reach it's destination sooner. The packs are going to military treatment facilities overseas.

It took employees less than an hour to fill all 500 packages but volunteers said they would have gladly given up the entire day for the wounded warriors.

"It was an honor," said Al Eaton, Lockheed Martin, "To do something to give back to them after all they've done for us. I think it's something all Americans should do no matter how big or how small."

Employees included hand written thank you notes before the bags were sealed.

"That's probably one of the most powerful medicines they'll receive," Eaton said, "Just knowing people back home, not just their buddies but normal civilians appreciate what they're doing."

This shipment will go directly to medical facilities oversees in Afghanistan and Kuwait. Lockheed Martin employees have prepared more than 20,000 care packages this year.

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