Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Send a ChristmasGreeting to a Wounded Soldier

Michelle has some wonderful ideas in her post below. I wanted to add this one that's going around in emails these days. However, Michelle forwarded a bulletin from Walter Reed Army Hospital that those cards and packages will not be delivered.

It's a security thing. So, instead of jumping on that email bandwagon all for nothing, why not try one of the links mentioned in that bulletin, which I will include here:
Instead of sending an “Any Wounded Soldier” letter or package to Walter Reed, please consider making a donation to one of the more than 300 nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping our troops and their families listed on the "America Supports You".

Other organizations that offer means of showing your support for our troops or assist wounded servicemembers and their families include:

USO Cares
To Our Soldiers
Red Cross

For individuals without computer access, your local military installation, the local National Guard or military reserve unit in your area may offer the best alternative to show your support to our returning troops and their families. Walter Reed Army Medical Center will continue to receive process and deliver all mail that is addressed to a specific individual.

Finally, Michelle recommended Operation Undergarment. They collect underwear, pajamas, and monetary donations to help wounded soldiers. At their website, they have the bios of the soldiers they are helping.

And just remember, when you lend a hand, say a prayer too! It costs absolutely nothing, and is worth a whole lot.

1 comment:

Athanasius contra mundum said...

I'm glad I found this site today. There aren't too many military type blogs in St Blog's Parish. With that said, wouldn't it be neat to have a Catholic Carnival for Catholic bloggers affiliated with the military?