Wednesday, June 9, 2010
I was unfamiliar with http://www.anysoldier.com/ and after a bit of research into the program, we discovered that their mission is to distribute care packages all over the world to any soldier in any branch of the military who does not typically recieve a lot of mail from family or friends. It's not so much about "stuff", but more about "support". But, of course the "stuff" is helpful & appreciated! Within minutes of signing up, we were searching through the list of names (over 1500) of soldiers requesting care packages for their units, or for members of their units who hardly ever get mail. Some even requested items for local Afghani or Iraqi children who didn't have toys, shoes, blankets, etc. After reading through several of these, I ended up with an address to a group of MP's stationed in Iraq. (The kids really liked the idea of supporting police officers.) So basically, our care package will be given to someone in this MP unit who doesn't get a lot of mail from home; this soldier will become our "adopted" soldier.
Here is Alison's letter: