VOL. 16 ISSUE NO. 48   | DECEMBER 1 – 7, 2010

DECEMBER 1, 2010

National call for Christmas boxes for the troops

Isn’t it time to show them how much we care?

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christmas box iconDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – ‘Tis the Season!  And this is a national call to all good Americans to show their love and support this holiday season for our deployed troops. Join us in our mission to ship Christmas Care Boxes to our soldiers overseas, and help us send a little bit of home and comfort their way.

SupportOurTroops.Org makes this call on behalf of the 60+ troop support groups across America who send care packages to the troops.

Our deployed soldiers are far away from their loved ones, sacrificing daily for us and our country.  Many don’t have a support network at home.   We need to show them we are with them now more than ever during the holidays, when things can be especially tough.

“We currently have Airmen stationed at forward operating bases throughout Afghanistan performing "outside the wire" operations in harsh conditions and many of them haven't received anything from home.  I was hoping you could send some care packages this way.   I know it would definitely boost their morale.  Thank you for your continued support! It really means a great deal to everyone here.”   ~ Chief Bud, Afghanistan

Want to make a difference in the life of a soldier this Christmas?  It’s simple! Just go to SupportOurTroops.Org, and click on the Christmas 2010 Care Package Icon. Over 90 groups are listed there.  Pick the one you want to send your care box goods to and follow the instructions. The types of things the troops request are listed there. The care box rules are posted there.

Martin C. Boire, Chairman of Support Our Troops, said “during 2010 SupportOurTroops.Org has shipped over $7,200,000 in goods to the troops worldwide with a 1.3 percent overhead.  To Afghanistan, Iraq, Korea, Japan, Bosnia, Qatar, Kuwait, Guam and on and on. We are asking everyone to help us spread the word to send care packages to the troops for the holidays. ”

He continued, “The items and the money to ship them come from generous people across America.   It is amazing to see the way people step up for their troops. If you would like to provide items for future care boxes or make a donation to help pay to ship the goods,  you can find everything you need to know posted on SupportOurTroops.Org, such as the type of things the troops are asking for, and where and how to send them to us.  This shows them how much we all care.” 

Our troops have a tough job – and they can’t go home at the end of the day to relax, get a hug from a loved one, or sleep in peace through the night to start fresh in the morning. Join us in sending a little bit of love and appreciation their way with a Christmas Care Package to boost their spirits and their hearts during the holidays.

It’s a gesture that means more than you know. So come on.  Let’s get to it!

"Thank you, Thank you, and Thank you so very much for the packages we received. We, the 2025th Transportation Company want you to know how appreciative we are for all that was sent to us yesterday.  It is a hard road for us over here especially during the holiday season. Being away from our families is really tough but with the care boxes it made everyone feel like getting into the holiday spirit. From the 2025th Transportation Company Family we would like to extend our heartfelt "Thank You" for all of your support. We will always have a place in our heart for you. Thank you."   ~ Major Earnest, Iraq

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