San Diego-Based USS Cowpens Starts ‘Snack Drive’ for Children Affected by Typhoon Haiyan
Cowpens Public Affairs reports the “Scorpions” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 49, Detachment 6, have started a collection of snack foods as a morale booster for the Filipino children suffering in the wake of the typhoon.
Cookies, potato chips and candy are just some of the treats the Naval Air Station North Island-based Scorpions are gathering up for the little ones.
Naval Aircrewman William Casson explained:
“It wasn’t until I started seeing the children that my heart strings were pulled.
“Today, in addition to the supplies we picked up from various locations and distributed throughout the area, I took three boxes of cookies, crackers.
"The children received their own taste of something that I hope is familiar and the look on their faces was ecstatic. We have a collection in the hanger for the crew to drop off any candy, snacks or food they desire.”
The Cowpens and Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 49 arrived in the Philippines on Nov. 16.