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Monday, May 29, 2006

Support Our Troops

It’s actually a pretty simple thing to do. Mr. olio and I got into the care-package habit when olioboy was deployed, and now that he’s home it’s impossible to forget about the other kids still in harm's way—many on their second and third tours.

There are several non-profits to choose from—a fairly comprehensive list can be found here, or you can visit Any Soldier from the link in my sidebar.

Whichever organization you choose, please take the time to send our troops some coffee, a pair of socks, or even just a letter of encouragement. It’s easy to send stuff—the USPS offers a flat-rate box that only costs $8.10 to mail, no matter what it weighs.

Have a great rest of the weekend, everyone. See you tomorrow.

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2 Comments:

At 8:56 PM, Anonymous Cassandra said...

Great reminder!! I've sent out quite a few packages, and the flat rate boxes make it so easy. I just sent my father some Hawaiian coffee the other day. I'm sure he'll be able to use more soon (those 110 hour work weeks are hard on him...).

 
At 11:17 AM, Blogger lee said...

Welcome back, Cassandra, and thanks for the comment!

It’s a shame, but our soldiers have been asking for food for a long time. They also ask for soap, shampoo, toothpaste, sheets, boots, sunglasses, and weapon cleaning supplies. Many say that the stores on base are just too expensive.

 

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