Pillowcase Project giving back to those overseas

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Dozens of volunteers aregiving back to military members overseas.

It's calledthe Pillowcase Project: a project that ships pillowcases to every person the USSNimitz. There are about 5,000 Navy personnel on board.

Sue Lamberson started theproject after making a gift for her son who deployed about five years ago. She'shope its gives them a little comfort when they are away from home.

"Got an email the otherday from a sailor," Lamberson said. "It said, 'I'm 19, I've never been awayfrom home before.  Sometimes I'm kind ofscared on this big ship, but my pillowcase reminds me of my Grandma and it justreally helps."

More than 30,000pillowcases have been sent to troops over the last five years.

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