Monday, May 30, 2011

Troopathon IV - Remembering Those Still Serving

Carol, over at No Sheeples Here, is involved in Troopathon IV, encouraging people to donate small "care packages" to the troops, to show our appreciation for what they do:

This Memorial Day, Be Their Hero

For $24.95, you can give "Items the military does not provide for our troops but which they really appreciate getting include: gourmet organic coffee, Oreo Cookies™, deodorant, candy, Diplomacy Jelly Belly Jelly Beans™, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, wet wipes, sunblock, battery operated fans, Gatorade™, Painted Hills Beef Jerky™, Chap Stick™, Planters Trail Mix™, Ocean Spray Craisins Trail Mix™, bug repellent, “For The Troops” CDs, Diana Nagy “The Journey of Life” CDs and foot powder."

We all know times are tight. If $24.95 is too steep, then you might consider a "Cup of Joe for a Joe". The Green Beans Coffee company has a program "Cup of Joe For A Joe":

In our travels to see the Troops, many share with us their sense of loneliness, isolation and feelings of being forgotten. Their commanders tell us that some Soldiers never receive mail from home. In response, Green Beans Coffee has launched Cup of Joe For A Joe to let anyone, anywhere in the world, say thanks to our troops through the simple act of buying a cup of coffee and having it delivered along with their own personal note of encouragement into the hands of a deployed Soldier.

It's hardly an adequate way to express our gratitude for the sacrifice that they are making, but it beats sitting on your butt doing nothing. You can contribute here.

Gifts there start at $2.00. And as the old song says, "If you haven't got a penny, then a ha'penny will do. If you haven't got a ha'penny, then God bless you."

Make life a little easier for one of the men defending liberty on your behalf, halfway around the world. I can guarantee you that they'll appreciate it.

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