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?? =^.^= ~~~~~~~~~~~~

5 comments:

BillyBudd said...

Great Post!

Joein flyover said...

Karpet Kitten many years listening! Yes our troops still need us, but remeber we do it because! My focus now is on the chickens whom do not want to fight for our Freedom! The liberal press goes out of their way to find them just to make it look bad that the war is going bad and that even our soldiers dont want to fight! My point is b.s. 22 years retired two years agao from the Army, those the libs find are !@#$%^ I am trying to be nice on here, They are chickens that only "Wanted the Federal Money for College!" My friends from Iraq to Afganistan have one word for them that was said in my Grandfathers time and my Fathers time, WWI,WWII. (Chickens!)

"God" Bless America!

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