In today's world of economic disasters, unemployment levels not seen in 25 years, and the vast majority of mankind unwilling reach out and help someone, a small group of Japanese and Americans joined together this week to prepare products destined to Sri Lanka. Army service members of the 87th Quartermaster Detachment along with warehouse workers from the U.S. Army Garrison, Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan, spent four days loading 26 contains filled with $1.6 million in healthcare and nutritional related products. Included in the relief package were four vehicles and one ambulance.

SGT Jesse Burk explained, "this truly represents one of the reasons I joined the military. Our country is blessed with ordinary people who do extraordinary activities. I am humbled to have this opportunity to give something back by helping our Japanese partners prepare these containers for
shipment to Sri Lanka."

Kunii Hideki a warehouse worker echoed SGT Burks comment stating, "I am very proud to have this opportunity providing assistance to the citizens of Sri Lanka.

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