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Iowa's Bravest assembly night

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Wednesday night was assembly night for Iowa's Bravest.

An estimated 200 volunteers gathered at UAW 838 in Waterloo piecing together gift packages for Iowa troops serving overseas.  The packages include many snack items including candy, popcorn and cookies.

The group started putting them together at 4:00 p.m. and continued until all 275 boxes were assembled.

Organizers say it really means a lot to troops.

"When they get these it's a huge moral booster and we read it in their thank you notes every year how much they appreciate just being remembered," organizer Julie Ehlers said.

The care packages will be shipped out in time for the holidays.

Online Producer: Mike Verlo

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