Wednesday, January 05, 2005
The TROOPS STILL NEED US KIDS!
Reguardless of what else is happening in this crazy world there are hundreds of thousands of our own in Iraq! I beg you to take a breather from the other disaters and focus back on our troops and their loved ones.Here is a list of things you can do to brighten a troops life over there.NEVER FORGET!!! KISSES! ~AAFES Gift Certificates http://www.aafes.com/docs/homefront.htm The Army and Air Force Exchange Services is where most servicemen and women do their shopping. You can purchase gift certificates for those in Iraq and those hospitalized. Adopt a Platoon http://www.adoptaplatoon.org/ Adopt a Platoon has several ongoing projects to ensure that every soldier overseas does not walk away from mail call empty-handed. AnySoldier http://www.anysoldier.us/index.cfm Any Soldier is a non-profit organization that helps people send care packages to members of the armed services in Iraq. AOLbyPhone aol://4344:3449.abpSPLSH.16722104.784567724/ AOL users can record up to a 3-minute voice mail and send it to military personnel who are in their Address Book. The recipient will receive the message as an e-mail attachment and can listen from their computer. This is free through January 15. Appreciate Our Troops http://www.appreciateourtroops.org Purchase a Support Our Troops mug and a free personalized mug will be given to a current or former service member. Blue Star Mothers http://www.bluestarmothers.org The Blue Star Mothers was founded by service members' moms during World War II. Any mother with a son or daughter in the military can join. Books For Soldiers http://www.booksforsoldiers.com/ Help the troops escape boredom by donating some books. You can also donate DVDs and CDs requested by soldiers. Camp Doha http://www.campdoha.org/ Camp Doha provides valuable information for those about to deploy, their friends and families and anyone who wants to support the troops. Cell Phones for Soldiers http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com/pages/1/index.htm Donated cell phones are recycled and turned into cash. The cash is used to purchase calling cards for soldiers in Iraq. Defend America http://www.defendamerica.mil/nmam.html Thank any service member stationed throughout the U.S. and the world with an e-mail. Fisher House http://www.fisherhouse.org/ The Fisher House Foundation donates comfort homes, built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury. Freedom Calls http://www.freedomcalls.org/ The Freedom Calls Foundation is helping families videoconference with their loved ones in Iraq. You can donate money to help keep this project going. Groceries for Families http://www.commissaries.com/certificheck/ The men and women who lay down their lives for us are terribly underpaid. Help a family by purchasing gift certificates to the commissary. Homes for Our Troops http://www.homesforourtroops.org/ Homes for Our Troops assists injured veterans and their immediate families by building new or adapting existing homes with handicapped accessibility. Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/foundation_heroesfund.html The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund provides grants to the families of servicemen and women who died in Iraq. You can donate online, through mail or by calling a toll-free number. Military Moms http://www.militarymoms.net/index.html This site provides support to all of the moms out there who has a son or daughter in the military. Operation: A Bit of Home http://www.operationabitofhome.com/ Operation: A Bit of Home supports over 150 different soldiers per day by providing necessary and hard-to-get toiletries. Operation Air Conditioner http://www.operationac.com/ Operation Air Conditioner provides not only air conditioners but space heaters (the desert is cold in the winter) for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Operation Call Home http://www.platoonphone.com/ Operation Call Home's mission is to provide each platoon with their own satellite phone. Operation Dear Abby http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/ The U.S. Navy and Dear Abby have teamed up. Their site allows you to send e-mail messages of support to service members. Operation Give http://www.operationgive.org/ Operation Give provides toys, clothing and school supplies primarily to the children of Iraq and Afghanistan. Operation Hero Miles http://www.heromiles.org/ You can donate your unused frequent flier miles to help soldiers travel on emergency leave. They are also used to help families fly to hospitalized soldiers. Operation Interdependence http://www.oidelivers.org/ Operation Interdependence supplies care packages to deployed soldiers. You can help out by providing goods, coordinating efforts or donating funds. Operation Iraqi Children http://www.operationiraqichildren.org/ Many soldiers are rebuilding schools in Iraq and scrounging around for school supplies. Help by donating a school supplies kit. Operation Military Pride http://operationmilitarypride.org Operation Military Pride is a volunteer organization that sends cards letters and care packages to troops. Operation Uplink http://www.operationuplink.org/ Donate money to Operation Uplink. The money is used to purchase phone cards so servicemen and women can call home. Soldiers' Angels http://www.soldiersangels.org/heroes/index.php Become some soldier's angel by adopting a service member. Treats for Troops http://www.treatsfortroops.com/ Treats for Troops helps get you provide packages to your loved ones overseas. If you don't know anyone, the Foster-A-Soldier Program matches you with a registered soldier by branch of service, home state, gender, or birthday - or you can choose to sponsor a group of soldiers. USO Cares http://www.usocares.org/ You can sponsor care packages provided by the USO with a $25 donation. Voice from Home http://voicesfromhome.org/home.html Voices From Home allows military members and their families and friends to send and receive immediate voice e-mail messages in remote locations around the world. ~~~~~~~~~~Send them our heros some love from home and major shout outs of love and respect,please?? =^.^= ~~~~~~~~~~~~