I am going to post my niece's name, rank and APO mailing address here on the blog and would like to invite any blogger who would like to support our troops to participate, to please email me with their link and I will post it on my blog, with a link back to your blog. Please just drop a card in the mail, an email or possibly even a small package with some of the items from below! A card saying "thank you" would also be wonderful.
There are many wonderful creative people out there with beautiful blogs with hearts to match, and I think it would truly lift these "kids" spirits, given the location, living conditions not to mention what they will endure for quite a while!
It's a good way to keep up their morale while they are in this awful place and make them smile, given what they will see and have to do while they are stationed there.
If you think about your "special tribute" post for your blog, maybe there is someone you know who is stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan or some other remote place in the world, who would love to receive a "care package" and post their information on your blog. An email would be great, as they love to receive news from the States with well wishes extended! When people read your story about your special person, friend or family member, they may choose to send a "care package" to them! I am hoping this will be like a "Pay it Forward" event honoring all of our troops!
If you would like to post about this special tribute to "Our Troops" on your blog here is the flyer with the information, please feel free to copy this and post it on your blog, along with a link back to my blog! The more people who see it, the more participation we will have and the more emails, letters or cards our troops will receive!
Oh, and be sure to let me know you are going to participate by leaving your blog name and address either in a reply post or by emailing it directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org (be sure to put "Support Our Troops" as the subject line).
The week of this very special tribute, I will create a list of all blogs/sites that are participating so that we can all visit each other's blogs the day of the very special event!
Some of the items which are most requested by our Soldiers are listed below:
wet wipes, individually wrapped in foil packs (not gel bottles)
body wipes in plastic pull-out canisters
disposable razors – men's and women's
feminine hygiene products
and the like
magazines (clean content)
books (clean content)
fun posters & calendars for dressing the place up
movie DVD's (clean content)
music CDs (clean content)
1 GB and 2 GB USB memory sticks (external hard drives) (blank)
beef jerky and sticks
peanuts and nuts in cans with lids
tins and packets of flavored coffee and cappuccino
Thank you for your support and I hope you will decide to participate! I have added Mr.Linky ~ yeah, if you want to participate, I am thanking you in advance. Just sign up following the easy linking device below! Then grab the small banner on the right side bar up at the top, along with the link to this post and place it on your blog.
I received this email from Becky, her husband is a medic and also in Iraq. There is some information on shipping items to our troops which is very helpful ~ Thank you Becky!!
I left a comment on you blog. But I wanted you to know that you should mail all packages priority mail. It still takes about 2 weeks for them
to get it but you have less chance for the boxes to get lost if you send it priority.
Also the post office have boxes that you can pick up just for the troops. The boxes are free they are a flat rate box so you can fill it as heavy as you want.
It is $11.95 a box to send I think. But I do not know if they will go up in May when the stamps go up.
I hope this info helps.
And some thing to add to your list if you want. The sand is real bad there so they
need computer wipes and some good eye glass cleaner. They wear goggles alot because of the sand storms. Plus the sand is always bad.
Thanks so much.
Hope you have a great weekend.