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Updated: 7/04/2013 6:55 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV -- This holiday is a celebration of this nation’s independence, which is why Raising Cane’s restaurants across the valley donated its proceeds and volunteers spent their day off stuffing packages going to the troops overseas.

“Caniacs” set some time aside to honor their loved ones who are spending this holiday about freedom, stuffing boxes to send overseas.

“It’s the least I can do to help out and give them a little something for the holidays,” one volunteer said.

Ernie Daniels, in the Air Force himself, is sending a care package to his brother who is on his sixth tour.

“Of course, you worry about him,” he said. “There’s no guarantee he’s coming back… but that’s how it is; you sign up for it.”

Volunteer Megan Ray is elated to be helping the troops.

“Honestly it kind of makes me want to cry because I’m kind of happy,” she said. “My uncle used to be in the military. He did pass away from it, and honestly I just liked giving back from the community.”

Justin Micatrotto of Raising Cane's says these boxes are personally going to customers, employees, family and friends.

“They’re our regulars, they’re our ‘Caniacs,’ they’re the people ordering box combos on a regular basis, so why not help them? They certainly deserve it,” he said.

It took about 2 1/2 hours on Independence Day to get the 200 care packages that are going overseas to the troops.


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