Wednesday, November 30, 2011

So you say you "support our troops"...



You can't just say "I support our troops" without actually doing anything to support them. If you want to show them your love and support get involved...

Vernal Marine's request balloons into community giving project ksl.com

They give freedom, safety, and security to so many, but what do the masses give to them in return? Santa doesn't do war zone deliveries, but if you send something now it will get there in time.



Some people might ask "Aren't the troops coming home? Why do we need to do this?" The withdraw from Iraq is underway but we are sending more troops to Afghanistan as we speak. Not to mention troops away from their families at other active duty stations and on ships all over the world. There is also the wounded warrior project to help injured service men and women adjust to life back at home.



You don't have to start your own organization, there are dozens you can choose from. Having trouble finding one? Contact your local VFW, Marine Corp League, or VA office, chances are they will know of several in your area. You don't even have to spend money, there are many that just want you to send letters or emails. Here are some links to get you started.

http://www.uso.org/
http://www.soldiersangels.org/
http://www.yellowribbonsg.org/Letters.html
http://www.packagesfromhome.org/
http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/
http://www.ustroopcarepackage.com/
http://www.adoptaplatoon.org/
http://www.taps.org/
http://www.give2thetroops.org/
http://www.anysoldier.com/index.cfm
http://www.bluestarmothers.org/ (Here is a link to my earlier post about Blue Star Mothers in Roseville, CA putting together care packages http://nachista.blogspot.com/2009/11/go-roseville-ca.html )
http://booksforsoldiers.com/ (This one I really support after seeing a photo of a Marine, who shall remain nameless, from Fox Co. 2/23 "Saints & Sinners" with only a cheesy romance novel to read)
http://www.amillionthanks.org/

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