Some of you know me well enough to realize that I am a volunteer type person. In that sense, I would like for you to travel over to Soldier's Angels website. This site will help you "adopt" an overseas service member. You're responsible to write at least one letter every week and send a care package at least once a month. The site offers premade packages for as little as $11, which includes shipping to your soldier. They also offer many, many other volunteer programs and donation options.
When I was in the Army, the most important part of my days, weeks, and years was receiving mail from home. Whether it be a short note or a box of food, it was great to take a break from the rigors of the military. Supporting our troops is very important to me and I've taken the plunge and have adopted an Army sergeant in Camp Marmal. Please take a moment to look at the site. Remember, just a letter once a week and a package once a month is all it costs. So, maybe you'd spend about a dollar a day each month.
After the jump, I've posted some information straight from their website. But, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask me here and I'll do my best to reply.
And lastly, I know this has nothing to do with football, but I believe it's importance greatly outweighs the NFL."May No Soldier Go Unloved," encapsulates the motivation behind Soldiers' Angels. The volunteers of Soldiers' Angels work tirelessly to demonstrate active care and concern for veterans, the wounded, deployed service members and their families.
To date, our volunteers have sent hundreds of thousands of care packages and letters to "adopted" deployed service members; we have supplied the wounded with over 25,000 of our First Response Backpacks directly at the Combat Support Hospitals in Iraq and Afghanistan and the major military hospital in Germany, as well as provided care and comfort to those in stateside military and VA facilities; we have provided emergency aid to military families in need; we have partnered with the Department of Defense to provide voice-controlled/adaptive laptops to over 6,000 severely-wounded servicemembers, as well as other technology that supports rehabilitation; we have provided flights to soldiers on leave or in emergency situations, and to their families wanting to be with them upon return from overseas; we provided Level III KEVLAR armored blankets to give personnel extra protection in their vehicles when it was needed early in the Iraq war; and we help to honor and uphold the families whose loved ones have paid the ultimate price for our freedom and safety. With the assistance of our generous supporters , the many volunteers of Soldiers' Angels have accomplished this and much, much more on behalf of the grateful citizens of the United States of America.