Thursday, November 5, 2009

Support Fort Hood Families

At this tragic time for our heroes at Fort Hood, there are a number of ways we all, as average Americans, can step in and help the victims, families, and the greater military community deployed overseas. Please consider turning your sadness into action on behalf of those who put their lives on the line every day for us.

Two things anyone can do right away:
  • Fly your flag at your home or business at half-staff.
  • Donate blood at your local Red Cross, especially if you're in Texas.

Support Fort Hood Families

Soldiers' Angels is assessing the needs of local families and heroes at Fort Hood. Their founder is currently residing in Texas, and is standing by to offer physical and emotional support to our heroes and their families. Soldiers' Angels is collecting encouraging notes and NEW stuffed animals for the families and children of the injured or killed.  Please send cards/letters and stuffed animals (and anything NEW that may brighten the life of a child) to:

Soldiers' Angels
4408 PanAm Expressway
San Antonio, TX 78218

Write AnyHero letters 
Provide encouragement for those deployed overseas. Help them to know that people all across our nation are behind them 100%, and their service is appreciated. This relieves so much of the stress they suffer on a daily basis during deployments, and gives them the strength to go back when re-deployed too.

  • Letters can be short or long - a simple thank you, or a long chatty letter telling about your town, school, neighborhood, job, weather. Anything that gives them a taste of home!
  • AnyHero mail can be on notebook paper, fancy cards, printed stationery, storebought cards - the sentiment is what matters most!
  • These can be thank-you themed, or patriotic - or just a general cheery hello. Christmas themes can be sent til the first week of December so we can get them included in our Valentines shipments that will begin then.
  • Ask friends, family, churches, coworkers, and groups to write a note too.
  • Sign letters with your first name, hometown, and state. (More is okay - you can provide an address they can write back to if they have time, or email. But they may not be able to write back, so don't hold your breath.)
  • Children's letters and drawings are awesome as well - have them draw pictures of their family, their home, their school. You can also download our templates that kids can color and write a letter in.
Mail these to any shipper listed in The Mailroom.

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