Jacob's Light Foundation (JLF) volunteers pack care packages for deployed servicemembers at the Brentwood American Legion Hall in Bay Shore, N.Y. The New York-based troop-support group sends care packages and letters to soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan each month. Courtesy photo by JLF
| ||WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2008|
While deployed to Iraq, Jacob Fletcher wrote to his mother, Dorine Kenney, asking her to send one of his buddies a care package, as his friend hadn't received anything from home since he arrived overseas.
The next week, Kenney sent the package out and, soon after, started sending care packages to a number of her son's comrades. Although her son was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq on Nov. 13, 2003, she continues to honor her son's request.
Today, with the help of numerous volunteers, Kenney sends comfort and support to troops overseas in his memory.
“Since our nonprofit started in January of 2004, we have stuck to our mission 100 percent,” Kenney said. “The troops need our support, to know that America is thinking of them and