Rallying hot sauce for the troops

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Updated: 4/18/2014 11:03 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - Take a look in your kitchen, and you might find a drawer full of hot sauce packets. They’re not just packets of hot sauce.

When you're stationed in a war zone, the sight of sauces ceases to be a stack of condiments, and becomes a treasure trove of flavor. Each little bag becomes, “a little pack of happiness,” according to Mix 100.9 DJ A.J. Miller.

Whether it's hot sauce, ketchup, or mustard, a little sauce can go a long way for troops stationed abroad.

Mix 100.9 DJ's A.J. miller and Alex P. were looking for a way to give back, and realized hot sauce was the rallying cry.

"Hot sauce is one of those things where it's just a little comfort you didn't know you would miss,” says Miller. “And it was pretty much in every single wish list we found.”

They will be collecting condiment packets for the next five weeks and plan on sending flavorful care packages to northern Nevada’s military units stationed in war zones.

Laurie Feldman has a brother serving overseas and was ecstatic to see the hot sauce hot stop at Taco Bell, knowing that even the smallest comfort of home would be a huge thank you.

"I heard the food that they have right now is very bland so this will be perfect,” says Feldman. “And it really makes a difference when you're eating something and its really bland and has no flavor in it."

Nickey Willet also has a family member serving abroad and says just a little packet will send a big message.

"Little gestures are what really matters it shows that we care for everyone over there not just our one family member,” says Willet. “Everyone needs a little extra love and this is a way to show that we do care even in a simple way."

Donations can be dropped off at the Wilks Broadcasting Offices at 300 E. Second St. Suite #1400 until May 6th.

All donations must be in individual packets.

Those with family stationed in war zones can sign them up to receive a hot sauce care package by visiting RenosMix.com

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