Local military supporters are asking for your help to donate care package items to Fort Lewis troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan this holiday. On November 7 at Evergreen Elementary on Fort Lewis from 9 am to 5 pm, the Fort Lewis Ranger newspaper invites families to take pictures with Santa and have those photos, along with donated care package gifts, shipped free of charge to their loved ones in the war zones. We are currently collecting items for the packages, as well as cash to help offset postal costs. Donations may be taken to all Harborstone Credit Union and America’s Credit Union branches. If you would like to brighten a soldier’s holiday by helping his or her family send a holiday photo downrange, please contact the Fort Lewis Ranger newspaper at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (253) 584-1212. The event is co-sponsored by the Association of the United States Army, Support America’s Armed Forces and CDS Truck Driver Training.