SUPPORT THE TROOPS
Please consider helping our troops and their families by donating to your choice of the following organizations:
AAFES Gift Certificates http://www.aafes.com/docs/homefront.htm
The Army and Air Force Exchange Services is where most servicemen and women do their shopping. You can purchase gift certificates for those in Iraq and those hospitalized.
Adopt a Platoon http://www.adoptaplatoon.org/
Adopt a Platoon has several ongoing projects to ensure that every soldier overseas does not walk away from mail call empty-handed.
America Supports You http://americasupportsyou.mil a nationwide program launched by the Department of Defense, will recognize citizens' support for our military men and women and communicate that support to members of our Armed Forces at home and abroad.
Any Soldier is a non-profit organization that helps people send care packages to members of the armed services in Iraq.
Appreciate Our Troops http://www.appreciateourtroops.org
Purchase a Support Our Troops mug and a free personalized mug will be given to a current or former service member.
Blue Star Mothers http://www.bluestarmothers.org
The Blue Star Mothers was founded by service members' moms during World War II. Any mother with a son or daughter in the military can join.
Books For Soldiers http://www.booksforsoldiers.com/
Help the troops escape boredom by donating some books. You can also donate DVDs and CDs requested by soldiers.
Camp Doha http://www.campdoha.org/
Camp Doha provides valuable information for those about to deploy, their friends and families and anyone who wants to support the troops.
Cell Phones for Soldiers http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com/pages/1/
Donated cell phones are recycled and turned into cash. The cash is used to purchase calling cards for soldiers in Iraq.
Christian Military Wives http://www.christianmilitarywives.com
Support group for Christian Military Wives.
Defend America http://www.defendamerica.mil/nmam.html
Thank any service member stationed throughout the U.S. and the world with an e-mail.
Fisher House http://www.fisherhouse.org/
The Fisher House Foundation donates comfort homes, built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.
Freedom Calls http://www.freedomcalls.org/
The Freedom Calls Foundation is helping families videoconference with their loved ones in Iraq. You can donate money to help keep this project going.
Gold Star Moms http://www.goldstarmoms.com/
This is an organization of mothers whose sons or daughters served and died that this world might be a better place in which to live.
Groceries for Families http://www.commissaries.com/certificheck/
The men and women who lay down their lives for us are terribly underpaid. Help a family by purchasing gift certificates to the commissary.
Homes for Our Troops http://www.homesforourtroops.org/
Homes for Our Troops assists injured veterans and their immediate families by building new or adapting existing homes with handicapped accessibility.
Hope For The Warriors http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/
The mission of Hope for the Warriors is to enhance quality of life for US Service Members and their families nationwide who have been adversely affected by injuries or death in the line of duty. Hope for the Warriors actively seeks to ensure that the sacrifices of wounded and fallen warriors and their families are never forgotten nor their needs unmet, particularly with regard to the short and long-term care of the severely injured.
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/foundation_heroesfund.html
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund provides grants to the families of servicemen and women who died in Iraq. You can donate online, through mail or by calling a toll-free number.
Military Moms http://www.militarymoms.net/index.html
This site provides support to all of the moms out there who has a son or daughter in the military.
Operation Air Conditioner http://www.operationac.com/
Operation Air Conditioner provides not only air conditioners but space heaters (the desert is cold in the winter) for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Operation Call Home http://www.platoonphone.com/
Operation Call Home's mission is to provide each platoon with their own satellite phone.
Operation Dear Abby http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/
The U.S. Navy and Dear Abby have teamed up. Their site allows you to send e-mail messages of support to service members.
Operation Give http://www.operationgive.org/
Operation Give provides toys, clothing and school supplies primarily to the children of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Operation Hero Miles http://www.heromiles.org/
You can donate your unused frequent flier miles to help soldiers travel on emergency leave. They are also used to help families fly to hospitalized soldiers.
Operation Iraqi Children http://www.operationiraqichildren.org/
Many soldiers are rebuilding schools in Iraq and scrounging around for school supplies. Help by donating a school supplies kit.
Operation Uplink http://www.operationuplink.org/
Donate money to Operation Uplink. The money is used to purchase phone cards so servicemen and women can call home.
Our Military Kids, Inc. http://www.ourmilitarykids.org/
Our Military Kids, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, dedicated to funding essential extracurricular activities for school-aged children of deployed Reserve and National Guard military personnel.
Salute Our Services, Inc. http://www.saluteourservices.org/
Salute Our Services, Inc. is a small non-profit run by military spouses to help families stay connected during deployments.
Soldiers' Angels http://www.soldiersangels.org/heroes/index.php
Become some soldier's angel by adopting a service member.
Working together for Military Families of individuals with disabilities.
This is For the Soldiers http://www.thisisforthesoldiers.org
Support for returning troops with PTSD
Treats for Troops http://www.treatsfortroops.com/
Treats for Troops helps get you provide packages to your loved ones overseas. If you don't know anyone, the Foster-A-Soldier Program matches you with a registered soldier by branch of service, home state, gender, or birthday - or you can choose to sponsor a group of soldiers.
USO Cares http://www.usocares.org/
You can sponsor care packages provided by the USO with a $25 donation.
Voice from Home http://voicesfromhome.org/home.html
Voices From Home allows military members and their families and friends to send and receive immediate voice e-mail messages in remote locations around the world.
This list was partially compiled by Ron Ford of Instapundit.
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