KREM 2 News received this touching thank you letter from a Fairchild airman stationed overseas for the gift package he received from the Treats 2 Troops campaign. We wanted to share his kind words with the Spokane community.
I'm a US Service member from Fairchild AFB deployed overseas to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The other day I received a package from Mr Mark's class at Garfield Elementary School. I was quite surprised to learn I had a package since I had not given out a mailing address to anyone. When I opened the package and saw the picture, letters and cards from the class it nearly brought me to tears. Being away from home during the holiday season is very difficult (especially with two small children at home), but the kindness showed to me by this class was both heartwarming and humbling. You'll never know how much it means to receive a gift like this from complete strangers when you're thousands of miles away from home, but it makes being away from home just a little bit easier. Thank you for your part in making this happen, and a big thank you to Mr Mark's class at Garfield Elementary, you're time and kindness was truly appreciated and I hope to return the favor when I return home next year.
TSgt Chris Marrazzo
In November, 5th & 6th graders in Mr. Mark’s class wrote letters to local troops serving overseas.
The letters were sent along with gift packages as part of KREM 2’s Treats for Troops campaign.
On Monday, Mr. Mark’s read TSgt Marrazzo’s letter to his class.
Watch to see how the students responded to Marrazzo's letter.