Melania Trump, Karen Pence assemble comfort kits for troops

Melania Trump, Gail McGovern, Karen Pence, Koby Langley
First lady Melania Trump, waves as she is acknowledged by, from left, Gail McGovern, President of the American Red Cross, Karen Pence, and Koby Langley, Senior Vice President of the American Red Cross at the Red Cross in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, before they assemble military comfort kits that are provided to members of the military as they prepare for deployment. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (AP/Carolyn Kaster)
Melania Trump, Karen Pence
First lady Melania Trump is greeted by Karen Pence as she introduced the first lady at the Red Cross in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, before they help assemble military comfort kits that are provided to members of the military as they prepare for deployment. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (AP/Carolyn Kaster)
Melania Trump
First lady Melania Trump talks with other volunteers at the Red Cross in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, as she pitches in to assemble military comfort kits that are provided to members of the military as they prepare for deployment. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (AP/Carolyn Kaster)
Melania Trump
First lady Melania Trump talks with other volunteers at the Red Cross in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, as she pitches in to assemble military comfort kits that are provided to members of the military as they prepare for deployment. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (AP/Carolyn Kaster)
Melania Trump
First lady Melania Trump, greets other volunteers at the Red Cross in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, as she pitches in to assemble military comfort kits that are provided to members of the military as they prepare for deployment. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (AP/Carolyn Kaster)
(1/5)
Melania Trump, Gail McGovern, Karen Pence, Koby Langley
Melania Trump, Karen Pence
Melania Trump
Melania Trump
Melania Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump and Karen Pence are helping to assemble military comfort kits for troops deployed overseas at the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C.

Mrs. Trump said Tuesday the packs are “one small way that we can say thank you and honor the sacrifices that members of the military make year-round.”

The first lady adds, “Our prayers remain with all those serving overseas and for the families who wait for them to come home.”

Mrs. Trump then joined Mrs. Pence, cabinet secretaries’ spouses, military families, Elizabeth Dole and other volunteers to assembling the packages.

The packages contain snacks such as popcorn and peanuts, playing cards and toiletries including bottles of hand soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste and tissues. They will be sent to troops deployed in Iraq, Poland, Djibouti and Kuwait.

Copyright © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up