Hundreds of care packages sent to troops overseas

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ANGLETON, Texas -- Santa recruited some help in Angleton on Wednesday--just swap the sleigh for the Postal Service and send elves for volunteers.

Thirteen years ago, Mary Moreno, Founder of Military Moms and Wives of Brazoria County, organized a small effort to send about 10 care packages to military personnel overseas. That's the first year her son was deployed. Now, even though her son's back home, she sends a heck of a lot more.

“Our grand total is 2600,” says Moreno of the effort this year.  “The simple things we take for granted every single day, our men and women do without.”

The care packages may not contain cards, but their message is clear.  As put by Maria Erlewein, who's son is in Afghanistan: "We love you, we miss you, come home soon. We wish you a Merry Christmas, and you are all very dear to our hearts."