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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – On Saturday, GBU Financial Life members and volunteers met at the company’s building on the corner of Route 51 and Brownsville Road to package items to be sent overseas to U.S. soldiers.

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GBU has been collecting and purchasing personal care items through a project called “Operation Reach Out.”

Photo Credit: Jeff Roupe/KDKA

On Veterans’ Day, the items will be shipped to soldiers via USPS.

Photo Credit: Jeff Roupe/KDKA

In the 12 years GBU has been participating in the program, it has shipped 15,869 boxes to servicemen and servicewomen in Iraq and Afghanistan.