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Apr 5, 2014 10:42 PM by Olivia DeGennaro, KSBY News

Volunteers box care packages for troops overseas

People in San Luis Obispo helped put together care packages for troops in Afghanistan on Saturday.

Former marine, Si Tennenberg heads the effort to put together the packages.

PG&E donated money to his effort, and sent out several of their employees to help box the packages.

Volunteers put together dozens of care packages on Saturday alone.

"This means a lot to the troops," Marine Corps Sergeant Jose Briones said. "When I was out there in Afghanistan, receiving these boxes meant a lot. There's stuff in there that sometimes you cannot get. When I was out there, there were no stores, so actually receiving soap and things like food, it means a lot."

Tennenberg also gathers and sends letters to troops overseas.

Briones says the letters are especially supportive, and they keep the soldiers motivated.

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