USO Cares

  1. Here is a web site for sending care packages to the troops if anyone is interested. It was in the newspaper today. I'm sending my donation.
  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Brownms46
    Thanks! This has been posted, but glad it was posted again, and I have again sent in my donation:

    Thank you for your generosity!

    Thank you for your tax-deductible contribution using the Network for Good Giving
    System. You may save or print this receipt for your tax records. It certifies
    that you have made this donation as a charitable contribution and you are not
    receiving any goods or services in return.

    Your credit card will be billed as Network for Good for the total amount of your
    donation, including gifts intended for other charities, to reduce operating
    costs and save charitable dollars. Your donation will be processed as follows:
    Nonprofit Organization: USO of Metropolitan Washingtonagency_service_code=W30
    Address: Bldg 59 Post Hq
    City, State Zip: Fort Myer, VA2221
    Designated Project: USO Care Package

    Nonprofit Organization: Network For Good
    Address: 235 Montgomery Street Suite 1220
    City, State Zip: San Francisco, CA94104
    Designated Project: Support for Network For Good Giving System processing fees

    I would like to challenge everyone who reads this thread to send in their donation, if you haven't already. I have also sent a personal note to the ones who receive it.
  4. by   litebrite
    Don't know if this has been posted but this is a repost anyway!!!

    Send a e-mail to the troops

    Send a messgae to the British troops

    If you know and have a address for a specific solider, you can send a phone card, I sent one, I hope it gets there
  5. by   Brownms46
    Thank you also for the links.

    Please also remember to donate to the calling cards also, IF you haven't already done so.:cool
  6. by   pickledpepperRN
    March 25, 2003
    Press Release No. 03-018

    WASHINGTON-The Postal Service is reminding Americans that certain conditions and restrictions apply when mailing items to military and civilian personnel deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Middle East and Persian Gulf areas.
    Click link to read entire release.
  7. by   litebrite
    Thanks for the guidelines spacenurse. I had read so many different ones but from the post office should be pretty reliable. I mailed one already and will be mailing another early next week. I decorated the inside flaps and inside bottom of the boxes. I used flag, stars, and Eagle stickers and wrote love you, America the Beautiful, Liberty, USA. United We Stand, and all kinds of stuff on the flaps!!!! I think it will awesome when he opens it!!!! My friends and I sent some post cards too. We wrote some to other people but addressed to him so we can give some to others. I have no idea if anything will reach him but I feel better trying!!!!!

    Someone sent this to me today . . . It's more than a little moving..

    ....This appeared on CNN in the last few days:
    Martin Savidge of CNN, embedded with the 1st Marine battalion, was talking with 4 young Marines near his foxhole this morning live on CNN. He had been telling the story of how well the Marines had been looking out for and taking care of him since the war started. He went on to tell about the many hardships the Marines had endured since the war began and how they all look after one another.

    He turned to the four and said he had cleared it with their commanders and they could use his video phone to call home.

    The 19 year old Marine next to him asked Martin if he would allow his platoon sergeant to use his call to call his pregnant wife back home whom he had not been able to talk to in three months. A stunned Savidge who was visibly moved by the request shook his head and the young Marine ran off to get the sergeant.

    Savidge recovered after a few seconds and turned back to the three young Marines still sitting with him and asked which one of them would like to call home first, the Marine closest to him responded with out a moments hesitation "Sir, if is all the same to you we would like to call the parents of a buddy of ours, Lance Cpl Brian Buesing of Cedar Key, Florida who was killed on 3-23-03 near Nasiriya to see how they are doing."

    At that Martin Savidge totally broke down and was unable to speak. All he could get out before signing off was "Where do they get young men like this?"

    I cried for like a half an hour. I know that is something that my solider would do too. I hope they come home soon!!!!!!!!!