Group sends care packages to soldiers

Group sends care packages to soldiers

The student organization, Caring for Camo, will host their Color Me Camo powder war at the Alpha Tau Omega house Friday in support active duty service members. Wikimedia Commons

Nick Privitera

To support active duty service members, the student organization Caring for Camo will host their Color Me Camo powder war Friday at the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house from 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door and all proceeds will go towards the organization’s December care package event for those serving in 
the military.

“We’re aiming for around 100 care packages this year,” Holly Atkinson, a senior majoring in psychology, said.

Students will be able to write letters to soldiers to be included in the care package. Guy Harvey and Vineyard Vines will also have tents giving away and raffling off merchandise.

“They’re going to be giving away tons of free stuff: coozies,” said Baillie Hooten, a junior majoring in 
nursing and the founder and 
president of Caring for Camo.

Alpha Tau Omega member Pierce Goodbread will perform for the event under his stage name, DJ Wonderbread.

The color war will be from 4 to 5 p.m. in the courtyard of the Alpha Tau Omega house. According to Cleveland, 200 pounds of red and blue powder will be used for the color fight.

“It’s making care packages for people in the military,” Cleveland said. “How can you not love that? Anyone is welcome to come. It will be a lot of fun. We really hope everyone comes.”