I never imagined the cans of colorful fun I sprayed in my brother’s face would someday be used across the world to protect the lives of US Soldiers who fought to keep me safe everyday.
Turns out, a very dedicated soldier’s mom did a silly string drive and managed to gather over 80,000 cans to send to Iraq. Marcelle Shriver from New Jersey took a simple request from her son and was able to make a big difference for the troops.
Soldiers can shoot silly string about 10-12 feet into a room before entering. If it hangs in mid-air, it indicates there are trip wires inside and the soldiers should not enter. These wires are typically invisible to the naked eye.
Since the string is in an aerosol can, Shriver is working with Capacity LLC, a shipping company in NJ able to inspect and ship potentially hazardous materials, to transport the boxes to Iraq.