Bookstore Ships Thousands Of Pounds Of Coffee To Troops

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A cup of coffee can get your day started right.  However, for some Americans, that common convenience is harder to come by, when they are serving overseas.

However, one company collected coffee to send to the troops.  Books-A-Million loaded up thousands of bags of premium roast.

“There’s no telling how many days they’ve not had any coffee and something like that comes in and is dropped for them, and you can just sit back and have a warm cup of coffee and let your worries go away,” said Air Force Veteran Jeff Palmer.  Palmer now works as a maintenance technician at the warehouse.

Palmer knows firsthand how much a care package from friends and family – and even strangers truly means.

“It always brought our spirits up and made it not quite as bad, having to be where we were at,” said Palmer.

With a handwritten note on each bag, people from across the country send well wishes to our military men and women.

And Palmer says, “It’s that simple sentiment that will give a little glimmer of hope during the holidays,” while warming everyone’s hearts.

The Books-A-Million “Coffee for Troops” program has been collecting coffee donations from its Joe Mugg coffee shops for the past six weeks.

Organizers say the donations surpassed their goals and nearly an entire semi-truck full of coffee will get shipped overseas.