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Dubiski Career High students gather simple items from Band-Aids to energy drinks



    (Published Monday, Dec. 3, 2012)

    High school students are leading an effort to send treats to troops overseas.

    Texas Trust Credit Union's Youth Advisory Council is collecting donations and sending more than 340 boxes to soldiers in Afghanistan.

    Sophomore Angel Reyes said the requests include simple items such as Band-Aids and energy drinks.

    "People take the little things for granted and, once you go over there, you don't have that much stuff," he said.

    Sgt. First Class Myrick Lewis, who has been in the Army for 10 years, said he really appreciated random acts of kindness while deployed in Iraq during Christmas.

    "It definitely means a lot -- especially for single soldiers, because most of them don't have a wife or kids or anything to get anything from," he said.

    Junior Tiffany Lopez said it's nice to know they can do something to make service members feel loved during the Christmas season.

    "It gives me a good feeling inside knowing that we're helping them, you know?" she said. "When they're away from their families, they don't really have a lot of things like we do here, and so we feel that if we give back to them, it's going to help them a lot."

    Donations will be accepted at Texas Trust locations through Saturday.