SECU collecting holiday items for deployed N.C. soldiers

POSTED: 8:07 AM Sep 16 2013   UPDATED: 10:13 AM Sep 16 2013

The fourth annual "SECU Supports the Troops Campaign" kicks off on Monday.

All 250 statewide branches of the State Employees' Credit Union (SECU) will be collecting "wish list" items to provide holiday care packages for North Carolina deployed soldiers.

The goal of the campaign is to pack 5,000 gift boxes, which will include travel-sized toiletries, first aid items, snacks, and 'thank you' cards. SECU will also be accepting monetary donations to assist with shipping expenses.

The campaign will run through Oct. 31.