Friday, January 13, 2006
Sunday, January 08, 2006
Send a Valentine to a Soldier in Iraq!
Visit www.operationaBitofHome.com, and click on the big red heart. We will send a valentine to a soldier in your name with your Valentines message. We are fundraising to send more boxes to the Freedom Rest R&R Facility in Iraq. Valentines are $1.00, but you can give more!
You can no longer send any mail to "ANY SOLDIER" it is destroyed as a security risk. We have a military distributuion point in Iraq where your Valentines will reach thousands of troops.
While my wife was in Iraq, I started Operation: A Bit of Home. My wife called me and told me she had to put on 80 lbs. of battle gear, pick up her rifle, and walk 2 miles in 140 degree heat to buy soap and tampons and toothpaste. She told me that the government does not supply any sanitary or entertainment items to our troops. I decided that I would not have my wife doing that. I started shipping boxes to her unit in Iraq, in large quantities.
One day I got a phone call from a place in Baghdad called Freedom Rest. They stated they were the only R&R facility in Iraq for our troops. They get soldiers that have been in combat, on convoys, or high stress dangerous situations and give them 3 days and nights of R&R, good food, a pool, games, a soft bed and goodies. They process hundreds of soldiers in-and-out each day. By supplying hygiene, snack and entertainment items to Freedom Rest, we have directly affected the lives of over 23,000 soldiers.
They told me the government provides basic foods, linens etc., but all hygiene, snack and entertainment items come from donations, and asked if I could help. I am one of the few groups that actually have been asked to send supplies. I know there are a lot of charities for the troops out there, but these facts set us apart from the rest:
1. We supply a facility for stressed troops, not individuals. We have eliminated the problem of NCO and officers hording the boxes. We do not send things to the same troops over and over,
2. Our website tells people how to send their own boxes, how to fill out the US Postal forms, gives packing tips and lists of needed items, and most importantly, we give out the address to send it to. We do not post names of individual soldiers, a very dangerous thing to do. If Al Qaeda knows where a National Guard unit is from, and has names, they could potentially find and endanger soldier’s families just by using a phone book!
3. Although the website does accept donations from folks who want us to do all the work, we encourage people to do it themselves, give them the tools, and hope to encourage a sense of civic pride. We do civic presentations and assist groups in completing their “Public Service” obligations.
4. We don’t sell a bunch of overpriced “Boxes” like others do.
We are working with several organizations to help them develop their own programs.
I could go on forever, but if you visit our website, or Google Us, you will find we are legitimate.
A short mention on people’s blogs could do more for us than months of our pounding the streets and working the phones. A link on your mail list or your homepage would work wonders also.
Please visit our website, google us, and tell your friends about us. Every dime of donations goes to shipping and buying needed items. No one is paid, we have no overhead, and we care about the troops. We continue to send even when donations are thin using our personal Credit Cards.
Thank you and please visit http://www.operationabitofhome.com/
Supporting the troops means more than placing a yellow ribbon on your car.
Thanks for your support
Operation: A Bit of Home
Supporting our troops means more than placing a yellow magnet on your car! Visit www.OPERATIONABITOFHOME.com and learn how to REALLY support your troops!
Okay, readers! I challenge you to support our troops on this Valentine's Day!
Florida readers, let's show the rest of the US that we can out send them any day! Anyone who makes a donation, either send me an email or post in comments that you did. I don't care how much, just that you did. Leave and ID and your state and I'll tally them up and post on Valentines Day.
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And, by the way, I agree with some of the things these RINO's have said or supported. That's why I am not a registered Republican.
He's a recent High School graduate; he was probably an average student, pursued some form of sport activities, drives a ten year old jalopy, and has a steady girlfriend that either broke up with him when he left, or swears to be waiting when he returns from half a world away. He listens to rock and roll or hip-hop or rap or jazz or swing and 155mm howizzitor. He is 10 or 15 pounds lighter now than when he was at home because he is working or fighting from before dawn to well after dusk.
He has asked nothing in return, except our friendship and understanding.
Prayer wheel for our military... please don't break it. Please send this on after a short prayer.
from email. I decided that I could reach more people through this blog than I could through email.