Force 4 Good: Desert Angels sending 'miracles' overseas

Desert Angels organizes care packages for troops

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Fifteen years ago, Louise Blain made it her mission to send American troops who are serving overseas the warmth and comfort of home. 

"Everyone wants to help support our troops, but just don't know how," Blain said.

She created Desert Angels, a non-profit organization that mails care packages to deployed troops. 

"To get a box filled with home, love, food. It's a miracle," Blain said.

The organization calls their care packages Miracle Boxes. They're named after Michigan soldier Private First Class Joe A Miracle, who was killed in the line of duty in 2007. 

Blain said she has a plan is to keep sending Miracle Boxes until every soldier is back home. Her organization holds a packing party every month -- and anyone is invited.

"The community just comes," Blain said. " Everybody knows that we are going to do this every month. It could be Girl Scouts, it could be Boy Scouts. It could be one of our troops that received a box. It could be you. It's American."

The boxes are filled with snacks, playing cards, magazines and things like toothpaste and shampoo.

Each box also includes a handwritten letter thanking the soldiers for their service.

"It's the letter of love and just knowing they are not forgotten," Blain said. "We all can make a difference. Everybody can do something. Find something and make a positive Force 4 Good." 

To find out more about the Desert Angels or to find a packing party near you, click here.