New Rochelle students create care packages for troops

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NEW ROCHELLE -

Some young local children are going out of their way to thank soldiers fighting overseas.

Keya Bynums teaches a second-grade class at the William B. Ward School in New Rochelle. When she found out her friend was holding a fundraiser to support U.S. troops, she knew she had to get her students involved.

"I asked them if they would like to put together some letters and cards and they went right to work," says Bynums.

Bynums friend Kamesha Salmon, of TP Toys and Accessories, wanted to help those oversees.

"I love our troops," Salmon says. "You know, we're here living free. Why are we here living free? Because someone is overseas fighting for our freedom...We teamed up with Operation Gratitude, who sends packages overseas for our military and first responders."

The students were more than happy to participate.

"Thank you to the troops for just risking their lives for this country to be better," says Tristan Salmon.

Anyone who wants to donate can go to TP Toys and Accessories on North Avenue and bring their donations by April 20.

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