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Old 12-15-2004, 02:47 PM   #1
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Here are a variety of websites that send care packages, Frequent flyer miles, and among other things support the families of our fallen comrades.

http://www.heromiles.org/donate.html

http://www.lbeh.org/

http://www.usocares.org/home.htm - Show a Service Member You Care

With hundreds of thousands of U.*. troops deployed around the world, actively engaged in Operation Iraqi Freedom and the fight against terrorism, the USO is offering a way to send a reminder to the troops that they are appreciated and have not been forgotten.

Due to heightened security, individuals can no longer send letters and packages marked for delivery to 'Any Service Member'. Endorsed by the Department of Defense, the USO program "Operation USO Care Package", provides individuals with a way to touch the lives of our deployed troops around the world.

The USO is sending care packages that include requested items such as pre-paid worldwide phone cards, sunscreen, travel size toiletries, and messages from Americans who want to thank them for their service. As days turn into weeks and weeks into months, reminders from home are welcomed by the troops.

Corporations may donate items to go into the care packages, many of which may be branded with your corporate logo. These items must be sent in bulk from the manufacturer. Please call (703) 696-0994 for advance coordination of deliveries.

If you are interested in sponsoring a care package and including your personal message please click 'donate now' and select your preferred method of donation. If your company is interested in doing a corporate program, please contact us at [email protected], or call (571) 261-1465, and we will let you know of the different ways corporations may rally around our troops.

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The number ONE request at Walter Reed hospital is phone cards. The
government doesn't pay long distance phone charges and these wounded soldiers are rationing their calls home.

Many will be there throughout the holidays. Really support our troops --Send phone cards of any amount to:

MedicalFamily Assistance Center Walter Reed Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20307-5001

They say they need an "endless" supply of these -- any amount even $5 is greatly appreciated. Wal-Mart has good prices on AT&T cards, Sams Club is even better, if you are a member.

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Want another way to boost your service members morale? You can buy "Burger Bucks" online at www.burgerking.com or at your local participating Burger King. The bucks come in multiples in five and can be used at any Burger King concession on military bases worldwide, including those in Iraq, Qatar, and Southwest Asia.

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Soldiers wishlist

Food Items

potted meat
Vienna sausages
pop tarts
crackers
Cheese Whiz
Rice Crispy Treats
Gardetos
Bugles
Chex mix
Hot Fries
sun flower seeds
powdered sports drinks
gum/hard candy
tuna
lunchables
popcorn
nuts
gummi bears
summer sausage
Ritz crackers
Little Debbie snacks


Health Aids

babywipes
panty liners
tampons
feminine pads
baby powder
deoderants
chap stick
shaving cream
Clorox wipes
wash cloths
rubbing alcohol
Neosporin
toothbrushes/paste
laundry detergent
floss
hand sanitizer
peroxide
asprin
Tylenol
Midol
Ace wraps
contact solution
shampoo
body wash
face wash
razors

Recreation

frisbees
footballs
dart boards
kickballs
baseball gloves
board games
playing cards
word puzzles
used softball equipment
disposable cameras


Miscellaneous

books
magazines
cd'*
dvd'*
pens and stationery
Kiwi shoe polish
bandanas camouflaged
phone cards
cigarettes
snuff
batteries
flashlights
walkie talkies
cleaning supplies

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http://saluteheroes.org/

http://opgratitude.com/website/html...1fedb53381e47ab

http://www.treatsfortroops.com/

http://www.hannity.com/story.php?content=/support

http://www.giftformilitaryfamilies.com/

http://www.freedomalliance.org/

http://www.actiongear.com/cgi-bin/t...004565&xax=4695

Here are some items that may be needed:

RELIEF PACK, SOLDIER - http://www.actiongear.com/cgi-bin/t...OPY%2Ectx=27393

RELIEF PACK, SOLDIER PLUS - http://www.actiongear.com/cgi-bin/t...OPY%2Ectx=27395

RELIEF PACK, BUDDY - http://www.actiongear.com/cgi-bin/t...OPY%2Ectx=27396

RELIEF PACK, SQUAD - http://www.actiongear.com/cgi-bin/t...OPY%2Ectx=27397

I'm a GM2 in the US Navy IRR. I got a letter a couple of months ago stating that there'll be more call ups in January. So I'm waiting on that plus my re-enlistment paperwork.
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If you also use a AT&T phone card they give you an option to donate minutes.
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That'* a great collection of ways to help families who have made sacrifices over the last couple years. Thanks for posting that.
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Willwren, Jim is it possible to make this post a sticky?
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For those who dont like to use web sites to donate. you
can go to your local VFW hall and make donations there as well.
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How about it Admin or Moderators can we post this as a sticky somewhere.
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This fund was created for the purpose of assisting the injured soldiers returning from deployment. There is a great need for modification / adaptations to the homes of these recovering soldiers. This may include wheel chair ramps as well as other minor/ major alterations.

http://www.stepupforsoldiers.com/
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Quote:
potted meat
Vienna sausages
pop tarts
crackers
Cheese Whiz
Rice Crispy Treats
Gardetos
Bugles
Chex mix
Hot Fries
sun flower seeds
powdered sports drinks
gum/hard candy
tuna
lunchables
popcorn
nuts
gummi bears
summer sausage
Ritz crackers
Little Debbie snacks


These items will make you all fat and lazy
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Anyone else have any info for supporting the troops?
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