Walden helps prepare care packages for troops

Medford, Ore. — Some special packages are being prepared in Medford and will be sent to troops stationed in Afghanistan.

Representative Greg Walden made a stop at Wild River in Medford Wednesday to help put together some of those care packages. He assisted Team Overland, a support group for veterans.

Volunteers packed around thirty boxes full of hygiene products, magazines, food and treats to give a taste of home for those serving overseas.

“We are a club full of veterans and civilians working together to help veterans,” says founder of Team Overland, Matthew Havniear. “We know to have a realistic impact on reintegration, we can’t segregate and add to the divide between people that served and people that didn’t.”

Representative Walden presented the group with a flag as a thank you for the important work they do.

Team Overland provides outdoor adventures, helping veterans overcome challenges associated with combat related post traumatic stress disorder.

To learn more about Team Overland, visit www.teamoverland.org.

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