Walking and donating to support the IDF’s ‘lone soldiers’


Roughly 200 people walked along the Atlantic Beach boardwalk to show their support for “lone soldiers” and the A Package From Home organization that sends various sundries to military men and women who serve in the Israel Defense Forces — soldiers who do not have immediate family in Israel.

The fifth annual event took place on July 24 near Sunny Atlantic Beach Club, where registration took place and brunch was served.

Donations for the lone soldiers include any travel-size toiletries, especially deodorant, medicated powder, lip balm, wipes, hand sanitizer and toothpaste. Items are collected year-round to meet the soldiers’ seasonal needs. To help, go to www.apackagefromhome.org.