Packing Sunshine

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Judy Brostrom (center, right) looks at her 8-year-old granddaughter Savana Sullivent (center, left) while they pack candy and other goods while people pack boxes Rudy Brostrom calls "Sunshine Boxes" which will be delivered to veterans on Veterans Day, on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in North Augusta, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Deanna Platt stands in a doorway near the dining room of Rudy Brostrom's home as people pack boxes Rudy Brostrom calls "Sunshine Boxes" which will be delivered to veterans on Veterans Day, on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in North Augusta, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Rudy Brostrom (right) teases Joel Platt (left) and Martha Vinson (center) as people pack boxes Rudy Brostrom calls "Sunshine Boxes" which will be delivered to veterans on Veterans Day, on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in North Augusta, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Martha Vinson (left) folds a card over a box as Barbara Taylor (background) does the same in the kitchen of Rudy Brostom's home as people pack boxes Rudy Brostrom calls "Sunshine Boxes" which will be delivered to veterans on Veterans Day, on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in North Augusta, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Deanna Platt holds open a card that says "May our thoughts and prayers bring you happiness and Sunny Days ahead!", one of the many cards going into the boxes, as people pack boxes Rudy Brostrom calls "Sunshine Boxes" which will be delivered to veterans on Veterans Day, on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in North Augusta, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Rudy Brostrom pauses to say a prayer with the group volunteers before they start packing the next batch of boxes he calls "Sunshine Boxes" which will be delivered to veterans on Veterans Day, on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in North Augusta, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Wayne Leslie goes around the table with trail mix bars as people pack boxes Rudy Brostrom calls "Sunshine Boxes" which will be delivered to veterans on Veterans Day, on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in North Augusta, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Joel Platt walks by a table lined with boxes as people pack boxes Rudy Brostrom calls "Sunshine Boxes" which will be delivered to veterans on Veterans Day, on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in North Augusta, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff
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The empty snack item boxes are seen discarded across the room as the group packs what Rudy Brostrom calls "Sunshine Boxes" which will be delivered to veterans on Veterans Day, on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in North Augusta, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Organizer Rudy Brostrom (center) speaks to the group as people pack boxes Rudy Brostrom calls "Sunshine Boxes" which will be delivered to veterans on Veterans Day, on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in North Augusta, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Deanna Platt packs pretzels in a row of boxes in the kitchen of Rudy Brostrom's home as people pack boxes Rudy Brostrom calls "Sunshine Boxes" which will be delivered to veterans on Veterans Day, on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in North Augusta, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff
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A "God Bless America" decoration is seen hanging with keys in the kitchen of Rudy Brostrom's home as people pack boxes Rudy Brostrom calls "Sunshine Boxes" which will be delivered to veterans on Veterans Day, on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in North Augusta, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Rob Johnson (left) is seen through the tops of boxes as people pack them with snacks and Rudy Brostrom calls "Sunshine Boxes" which will be delivered to veterans on Veterans Day, on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in North Augusta, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Rudy Brostrom (right) talks with Deanna Platt (left) as she packs pretzels as people pack boxes Rudy Brostrom calls "Sunshine Boxes" which will be delivered to veterans on Veterans Day, on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in North Augusta, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff

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