Boston Teenager Donates Socks For Servicemen

By Paul Burton

BOSTON (CBS) – Latin High School senior Taylor Taffey is taking the lessons she learned in history class to help her older brother, Lance Corporal Scott Laffey, who is serving in Afghanistan.

WBZ TV’s Paul Burton reports

She learned that many of the Marines serving overseas, including her brother are in desperate need of socks.

“He means a lot to me. And from what I heard over there, socks become disposable. They are so soaking wet you can’t do anything with them afterwards. (The troops) are really complaining about the flash floods and please send socks,” Laffey said.

Laffey started a project called “Socks for Servicemen.”

“You buy a pair of socks, preferably white crew socks so they can be comfortably worn in boots, and place them in one of the drop-off boxes spread throughout the city,” Laffey said.

Many servicemen and women’s feet have become drenched from walking in flooded roads and trenches. It makes it very difficult to serve.

“It’s something that’s overlooked, that needs to be addressed,” Laffey said.

Something as simple as a sock can go a long way.

The drop off boxes can be found at:

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