Elementary school students in Winslow have been hard at work helping those in need as well as maine troops serving abroad.
The kids from the St. John Catholic School spent the week putting together care packages to send to the 133 Engineer Battallion currently serving in Afghanistan. Along with the care packages, the kids all put their mark on a hand flag that will also head overseas.
But they didn’t stop there. They also collected items like soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes and much more that will head to the local food pantry and the homeless shelter. The massive effort was all part of “Maine Catholic Schools Week.”
“It’s nice to just take a week to say thank you for the troops because they fight every day for us for our freedom. And it’s just like a little thing that you can do just to give to them across the world,” said Cassidy Foss, a 5th grader at St. Johns Catholic School.
The care package and hand flag will be on the way to Afghanistan next week.