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Group to send care packages to 48th and 148th brigades

Following a successful effort to send care packages to Georgia National Guard troops in Iraq, a group will now help support soldiers serving in Afghanistan.

Operation Uplift, which sent care packages to members of the 48th National Guard Brigade and the 148th Support Battalion in Iraq, has been revived for the latest war effort, according to a news release.

The goal is to get the first round of packages to troops in time for the holidays, according to the release. Collection sites in Forsyth are at ERA Connie Ham Middle Georgia Realty on Lee Street, 1st Franklin Financial on Patrol Road and Walker Chiropractic on Tift College Drive.

In Macon, the collection sites are at Bass Pro Shop on Bass Pro Boulevard and the American Red Cross/Volunteer Macon office on Holt Avenue.

Needed items include white socks, men’s flip-flops, bar soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, deodorant, baby wipes, cotton swabs, shaving accessories, hard candy, gum, beef jerky, mixed nuts, extension cords, phone cards and batteries, especially AA batteries.People also may donate money to cover shipping costs.