Unusual Charity for Soldiers

Tammi Brown has found an unusual way to support her son Lance during his first overseas deployment to Iraq: Project Underwear.

Brown says soldiers often throw away two or three pairs while on a mission because there's no way to wash. While the Army issues underwear, soldiers have to buy extras after using up their allocation.

So beginning on Christmas Eve, the Fenwick Mountain resident and her husband started soliciting donations of undergarments for her son's unit, the West Virginia Army National Guard's 821st Engineering Group. Brown says the initial party on Christmas Eve netted enough men's underwear to fill 40 bags.

Brown plans to keep taking donations through the end of January. She can be contacted at (304) 846-4470.

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