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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Valdosta firefighters are helping out severely wounded service men and women.

Captain Brian Boutwell collected $1,200 from his fellow firefighters, the exchange club, and some private donors to send to the Wounded Warriors Project.

The money will buy eight backpacks filled with items such as jackets, shirts, shorts, underwear, and socks.

"The military branch are our heroes and we just want them to know we are still thinking about them and it's just something we can do to show them we are still thinking about them," said Boutwell.

Wounded troops receive the backpacks when they arrive at military trauma units across the country.

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