Some Brazos Valley residents wanted to support the troops, so they camped out for a few hours at the Bryan Walmart.
The BCS Jaycees held "Operation Cheap Date' today.
Members collected things like snack food and toiletries to send to a special operations platoon stationed overseas, and make their stay feel more like home.
The Jaycees say the operation exceeded their goals.
"Right now I believe we're at 25 boxes. We wanted to send about 15 so that's more than our goals and the community's just been fabulous coming out and supporting us we received a lot of monetary donations as well," said Carla Towson of the BCS Jaycees.
People who donated five items or 25 dollars received gift certificates for free appetizers or desserts from local restaurants, which they could then use for a cheap date.
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