Thursday, February 15, 2007

Please help if you can...

This is from my friend Kelly's blog, and I welcome an additional chance to help. I hope that we can remember that no matter how you feel about our intervention in the Middle East - that men and women are doing their jobs and putting their lives at risk. They deserve our support. They pay the price of our admission to live in this country.

"A Special Request to Help Wounded Soldiers

A dear friend of mine has a son serving in the Middle East. I received this special e-mail request from her and am posting it here in case anyone can help with a donation. If you can also help spread the word, that would be great too.

As the support of the war wanes, I see the unwavering support of our troops isstarting to diminish with respect to unsolicited letters of support, donated items to service members recovering from wounds. Whether one agrees with the war or not, those fighting deserve nothing but our respect and admiration. The Surface Navy Association has put out the call for donations. I am doing my part, as humble as it is, by forming a group to support wounded marines & sailors until family members can arrive to be with them and also to greet returning soldiers coming home from war.

Please take a moment and read the email below and contribute if you can. Please take another moment and forward it to friends and family. [Or post it on your blog]

Here's the email from the Surface Navy Association.

The Greater Washington Chapter is commencing a campaign to raise funds to purchase Portable DVD Players to be donated to the Sailors and Marines at the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda. Your individual or corporate contribution will be used towards the purchase of the DVD players that will help entertain our wounded shipmates while they are recovering. Last year the chapter donated more than 400 DVD movies.

The GWC Board of Directors has authorized spending $500 to purchase players. At the February 7 Chapter Join-Up at Sine's in Pentagon City the chapter raised an additional $200. In addition, the chapter has received two generous corporate contributions to date. If you would like to donate to this special fund, donations will be accepted at the February 28 chapter luncheon meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City or accepted online with credit card at .

You may also forward this notice to your friends, colleagues and shipmates to invite them to contribute. You do not have to be an SNA member to contribute. Anyone can participate. We will accept contributions up until March 15, 2007.

Thank you for your support!
Admin Staff
2550 Huntington Avenue
Suite 202
Alexandria, VA 22303
703-960-6807 (fax)"


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