"Operation Backpacks"

Missouri Department of Revenue workers have launched a project called ``Operation Backpack'' to aid injured soldiers.

The program has donated more than 400 backpacks to soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan and those who are recuperating in hospitals.

Organizers of the project say soldiers need a way to easily carry their belongings while in wheelchairs or on crutches.

Volunteers plan to fill the bags with gifts including sweat suits, socks, and other items before shipping them off.