Local organizations deliver 100 care packages to veterans

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Memorial Day can be tough for veterans as they remember fallen friends, and with the pandemic, many have had an especially difficult few months.

But Saturday morning, some veterans got a welcome surprise.

Second Harvest Food Bank and Veterans Bridge Home delivered 100 care packages to veterans around Charlotte.

One of the volunteers lost her husband, an Army paratrooper, who was wounded overseas and then died by suicide years later.

“I feel like it is my way to be able to feel closer to my husband and bring my children to do things like this,” she said.

The care packaged included food, cleaning supplies and gift cards.