6-Year-Old From South Glens Falls Rallies Class to Help Troops Overseas
Kids always surprise us, huh? You never know what they're going to absorb and what ideas they'll think up, like this kind boy from South Glens Falls.
6-year-old Carter Rodriguez of South Glens Falls rallied his classmates at Tanglewood Elementary School to collect socks for soldiers deployed overseas. Rodriguez was inspired by his neighbor Debbie Vittorio, who collected socks and other items for the troops after much of the inventory at Operation Adopt a Soldier was destroyed by a fire over the summer in Wilton, according to NewsChannel 13.
Vittorio decided to take her idea for good deeds and involve the neighborhood kids. They all came together one Saturday morning in Wilton to sort, sift, and stuff dozens of comfort kits for the troops. Carter said that made him feel happy to help our military men and women because he "wanted the soldiers to be warm."
Vittorio said to the neighborhood children, "Imagine you're on the other side of the world and your feet are cold and wet and wouldn't you like warm socks." That's when Rodriguez decided to ask his classmates for help looking for "socks for soldiers."
Among socks, Operation Adopt a Soldier is also looking for "supplies, paper, and food - as well as money to pay for shipping costs to get the comfort kits overseas."