My blogging buddy, Dawn, is on a mission, and I'm here to help pass the word. Here is her plan for smiling three ways by helping others. Being a military family, ourselves, we are partial to Way to Smile #2. We'll be working on our letters to service members this week.
Catholic Chicks has been trying to get donations of blankets for the homeless in her community. She has had no luck from any of the major retailers. Take a moment to check out her Operation Comfort.
Way to Smile #2
From a Military Chaplain in Germany:
During the two weeks prior to Christmas, Ramstein Air Base will have thousands of soldiers, airmen, marines, and sailors come transit through the terminal into the
hospital, en route to a war zone, en route back to their home station.
Volunteers put together thousands of gift bags. Everyone gets one.
Whether they are here for 30 minutes or a long stay in the hospital.
Whenever we are asked our greatest need, it is letters!
To reach our goal of 10,000 bags this year we will need to collect
more than 30,000 hand-written letters.Letters CANNOT:
Ask any questions about war, injuries, killing, etc (Believe it
or not 10% of all letters cannot be delivered because of this)
Be politically motivated or mention politicians or political
Be type written or a photocopy
Be in a unsealed envelope (all letters have to reviewed before
being handed out)
Express support and appreciation
include a drawing (if from a child)
Tell about the writer's family, life, likes, etc.
Share personal experiences that motivate
include a return address
Send the Letters to:
Father (Capt.) David V. McGuire
PSC 1, Box 4856
APO, AE 09009
Way to Smile #3
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