While many people are ready to enjoy fireworks and cook-outs this Independence Day, one Whitefish woman is hoping people also take the time to think about our troops overseas.

Bonnie Leahy of the U.S. Troop Fund is working with the non-profit Whitefish organization iComfort Village to raise money and socks for United States troops as a part of the 1000 feet of comfort project.

The goal is to get 500 pairs of socks to send overseas.

Leahy says socks are an important item for soldiers.

"Socks are a precious item,” said Leahy.  “They wear them when they patrol in the sand, which is a fine, gritty sand.  Once they go out on patrol, after one day, those socks are destroyed.  They run through socks quite regularly, quickly."

The drive will be taking place until July 17th.  You can donate socks or money to the 1000 feet of comfort project at the Whitefish VFW on Baker Ave.