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Lee Co. donations sent to soldiers overseas

Lee Co. Chamber of Commerce says they collected hundreds of donations Lee Co. Chamber of Commerce says they collected hundreds of donations
Car full of donations make their way to Cordele Car full of donations make their way to Cordele
Things like toothpaste and gum will be sent to overseas soldiers Things like toothpaste and gum will be sent to overseas soldiers
LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

Donations from people all over southwest Georgia will soon make their way to soldiers overseas.

The Lee County Chamber of Commerce collected everything from toothpaste to paperback books for a campaign called Soldiers' Angels.

The chamber says they reached out to Lee County schools and got overwhelming support from the community.

"It takes a couple of weeks to get that stuff processed and then sent over there but we're excited and I'm sure, you know we hope for the holidays that helps some solider feel a little bit better about being away from family," says Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce, Lisa Davis.

All donations were sent to the National Guard in Cordele which will transport them to Fort Benning to be shipped overseas.

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