School supplies headed to Afghanistan

RICHMOND HILL, GA (WTOC) - Hundreds of school supplies are on the way to children in Afghanistan.

Several plastic tubs full of supplies collected by the Matthew Freeman Project - Pens and Paper for Peace - were loaded Thursday morning onto Coastal Electric Cooperative trucks. Coastal EMC offered the use of its trucks to get the supplies to Hunter Army Airfield, where they will then be sent to soldiers deployed in Afghanistan. It's all to honor the life of Capt. Matt Freeman.

"Everywhere you go people know the name Capt. Matthew Freeman. You don't have to explain who that is and this was his dream his legacy his last phone call to his mother. It's just neat to see the people of Richmond Hill and other communities not only just give school supplies but unzip their purses and pickets to give money with helps make it happen," said Mark Bolton, vice president at Coastal EMC.

These supplies came from drives held at Richmond Hill United Methodist Church, Colony Bank and Blessed Sacrament School.

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