You know how hot it is getting the States...please just think how hard it is for our Service Men and Women in the desert regions of Afghanistan or other remote locations...where they fight every day for freedom for others and for YOU/me! There are so so many great ways to help from Do It Yourself to using the services/resources of one of many fantastic support organizations.
Move America Forward sends great Goodie Boxes as seen here:
We just wanted to let you know that we got your generous care package order and our team of dedicated volunteers are already putting it together. Move America Forward is supported by selfless volunteers that assemble care packages, each one packed and labeled with great care for the long journey to Afghanistan. Every square inch of your care package is being filled with as much love and support as it can hold, for the eager arms of our brave troops.
The care package starts just how a Soldier, Airman, Sailor or Marine would start their day, with a generous helping of coffee. Then it is filled with natural free range Beef Jerky, Swiss Miss Hot chocolate, special Jelly Belly "Candy Diplomacy" Jelly Beans, Blue Diamond Almonds and other high quality treats that the troops can't get while deployed in so far from home. We provide other essentials like Playing Cards, assorted books, personal hygiene products and even Hoo-Ahhs Field Towels so they can take a field shower when running water is not an option.
More information may be found on their web site: www.moveamericaforward.org
Other terrific favorites of ours and more importantly our miliary men and women and their loved ones are:
~ Fisher House
~ Adopt A Soldier
~ Books for Soldiers
~ The USO
~ Wounded Warriors
If you need more ideas, these are from Military.com
The following charitable organizations help send gifts, cards, and care packages to our troops:
Adopt a Platoon -- Support the troops through gifts and sponsored mail.
Any Soldier -- Sponsor care packages to servicemembers in Iraq.
Army and Air Force Exchange Services -- Purchase gift certificates for active and hospitalized servicemembers.
Blue Star Mothers -- Organizes postcards to troops and care packages, and is currently petitioning Congress for reduced air fares for servicemembers.
Books for Soldiers -- Donate books, movies, and more.
Cell Phones for Soldiers -- Donate your old cell phones, which pay for calling cards for our troops.
Commissary Gift Certificates -- Give the gift of groceries -- buy or donate gift certificates.
A Million Thanks -- Collects emails and letters of appreciation for our armed forces.
Operaton Dear Abby -- Send greetings and messages of support.
Operation Give -- Donate toys to be given to the children of Iraq.
Operation Gratitude -- Contribute to care packages sent to our servicemembers.
Operation Homefront Hugs -- Contribute to care packages, or adopt a servicemember.
Operation Troop Aid -- Provide care packages for our deployed U.S. Servicemembers.
Operation USO Care Package -- Sponsor a care package for $25.
Help with Mailing Packages
Instructions on Sending Mail to Servicemembers -- Straight from the U.S. Postal Service, instructions and recommendations on sending individual mail to servicemembers.
Thank you! and To All our US Military Men, Women & Families, Thank YOU for YOUR SERVICE!!!