Thursday, October 23, 2008

Freedom Isn't Free

When Tina was pregnant with Bailee, Bryant was deployed to Iraq. She came to live with us in FL during her pregnancy rather than stay in CA by herself. The whole time he was in Iraq a wonderful "angel" of a woman adopted Bryant and Tina as part of the Soldier's Angels program. She mailed care packages almost weekly to Bryant in Iraq and to Tina in FL. She took the time to call and check on Tina periodically throughout her pregnancy and even called her in the hospital after Bailee was born!
I know there are several programs out there that allow you to "adopt" soldiers who are deployed. I am familiar with Soldier's Angels because of Tina and Bryant. That one requires a longer commitment.

I wanted to point out this other program, Any Soldier Inc., which will allow you to send packages to a specific person in care of a unit...that person will then hand out the "goods" to his/her unit.
You can look up a contact in a certain branch, (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard) and when you click on their name it will tell you how many times their name has been requested, where they are located, how many males/females are in their unit and when the last time they made contact was.
Until November 11th (Veteran's Day) you can buy a raffle ticket for this $800,000 + house for $100. There are several other cash prizes they are giving away. You can see all the details here plus pictures of this beautiful house!!

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