When Brieanna Wilson first heard that some soldiers were requesting things like toothpaste or boots in their care packages, she said she couldn't believe it.
It's also why she and her colleagues at Tru Hair Studio in Dayton, 244 Dayton Valley Road, Suite 104, decided to "adopt" a soldier through Web of Support, a Carson City-based organization that connects people with active duty soldiers so they can send them care packages.
"It's heartbreaking to me that somebody is over there protecting our freedom and they don't have toothpaste," Wilson said.
The decision to enter the program was a mutual one that the eight employees of the salon came to over the Fourth of July weekend. Now, they will send their first package to an Army soldier serving in Afghanistan, on Sept. 1 and one per month while she is serving overseas.
Wilson said they will send a care package filled with powdered drink mix, candy, hygiene products and small toys to hand out to Afghan children.
She said the salon is accepting donations before their next package, adding they'll use their tips to pay for shipping, which takes 15 days to reach the war zone.