"Be A Santa To A Soldier" Deadline Extended

P.J Degross takes a look at the many cards we've collected here at the station

Her organization, "Web of Support" has been working with us to collect Christmas and Gift cards to send to Nevada men and women serving in Afghanistan.

“I would love to at least be able to complete one whole unit which I think we will do. I'd love to take care of another unit as well. And we we can't do all the soldiers in the while unit, at least we can do those that are say single or don't have a family.,” says Degross

For the last month we've asked viewers to find a Christmas card and gift card, write a message and place both cards in an unsealed envelope and placed in a gallon sized plastic bag.

We needed them in early December so that the card could get to Afghanistan in time for the holidays.

The cards have been slow in coming in.

The preschoolers at Morning's Little Stars made a card this year and brought it to the station earlier this week.

One Blue Star mom told us the cards would mean a great deal to service men and women over the holiday.

“You know what am I going to do with a $15 gift card? Who is going to care about that. But when they actually get the card, and they are able to go on line at their base and order something, that goes a long way in saying, hey somebody thought of me, and I can actually turn around and give my family something,” says Blue Star Mom Paula Fleming.

More and more cards arrived late this week--a wave P.J. says she doesn't want to miss, that's why she says she's extending our deadline until Monday.

“The commander says so long as I have them in by the 12th or 13th that will not be a problem,” says Degross.

That means you have through the weekend to get your cards in so we can send them out.

Drop off sites this weekend are KOLO Television Station 4850 Ampere Drive and R.C. Willey's on Steamboat Parkway.

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