This is a news letter from a group that we have supported for sometime. We love what they do for our Troops all year long. If you are looking for a small way to help thank our service men and women, or one in particular, to let them know they are not forgotten, you may like to send a goodie box too. Oh yes, they share!!
This is from a dear Navy Veteran, Scott Raab, who has spent a great deal of time in the past few days answering questions we had about the organization and its ongoing missions--all A-OK:
Troops Risk Their Lives For Us
Don't They Deserve Our Thanks
There are over 24,000 American troops still in Afghanistan, and over the weekend Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel revealed plans to leave 1,000 additional troops due to an increase in Taliban attacks.
Those troops will spend the holiday season fighting the Taliban and fighting to stabilize the war torn country so that it will never again be a training and staging ground for attacks on the U.S. These brave men and women won't be home or with their families for the holidays, they'll be spending Christmas protecting our freedoms.
Our brave men and women in the military will be spending their Christmas protecting
our safety and need our prayers and deserve a special 'Holiday Thank You'
All Donations are Tax Deductible
Please make all checks payable to "Move America Forward"
Donations by Check Can be Sent To:
ATTN: Scott Raab
Move America Forward
8795 Folsom Blvd. Suite 103
Sacramento, CA 95826
To sign up a deployed servicemember to receive a care package or
to request care packages if you are a deployed servicemember, visit
www.moveamericaforward.org or call (916) 441-6197
Here are some great photos of the 750 packages shipping to our troops from this MAF/Move America Forward group...and their newsy details:
Care Packages Shipping Today!
Last Chance to Send Support!
It's crunch time! We have only three days left before Christmas, the most important holiday of the year for most Americans.
Today the Post Office is picking up over 750 care packages for the troops on the front lines. This is the last shipment we will be able to make before Christmas. These care packages will arrive just in time, maybe on Christmas Day or perhaps a few days later, but the impact will be the same. Our troops need to know that we support them!
The holidays are the toughest time of the year for our deployed troops, when they can't be at home for the holidays to spend this special time with their friends and families.
Here are some great photos of our 750 care packages shipping right now!
(top & bottom... care packages are placed in USPS cages in front of the building)
(top ...labeling boxes for shipping bottom ...local tv news showed up)
(top...MAF's Scott Raab being interviewed bottom... boxes fill up the post office cages)
It's not too late to be a part of this! Make a donation RIGHT NOW and you can still get your care packages sent today, but hurry because time is running out to support the troops!
You might be surprised how many troops write back to us saying that the care package we sent was the only mail they had received all year.
~~~~~~~~We have donated and so appreciate MAF's hard work and dedication to/for our Military.