Support Our Military

chickadeedeedee(z 6-7 ish Ohio)April 11, 2006

The link below was sent to me by a US soldier in Iraq. If you have the time and are interested in supporting the American soldiers please look at the link and perhaps "adopt" a soldier.

If sending packages, please keep in mind that depending on the time of year the daytime temperatures in Iraq or Afghanistan may be high so watch that you do not send something that will potentially melt in the heat like chocolate (unless you get the melt proof chocolate made by Hershey's).

Requests include the following:

any reading material (pornography is prohibited)

baby wipes

eye drops

Pop Tarts

Rice Krispie Treats (not the breakfast bars)

walkie-talkie...(PLEASE include the batteries needed but do not install them in the devices)

any kind of munchies / snack food

tuna fish / salmon (with mayo on the side)

DVDs...(something war movies)

Kool Aid / Lemonade Mix / Ice Tea Mix (the kind with the sugar already included)

drinking straws

a kind note of support

If contacting a soldier, you could of course ask him or her what they might like to have to make their life more tolerable while on duty.

Placing items within zip-loc bags will also greatly reduce the dusty sand that permeates everything there also.

Adopt a Soldier


Other links:


For a list of comprehensive legitimate organizations:

Department of Defense


To send a letter of support for anyone in the military:



All praise and respect for those who served in the past,serve in the present and will serve in the future!

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semper_fi(Z7 GA)

From an email...

There is still a lot of good in this country and here is a very nice remembrance for those who served and are no longer with us. God bless the USA and for what it stands. Arlington National Cemetery at Christmas Rest easy, sleep well my brothers.
Know the line has held, your job is done.
Rest easy, sleep well.
Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.
Peace, peace, and farewell.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2006 at 9:19PM
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bihai(zone 9)

Great ideas, guys. I have a 3rd cousin in Iraq at the moment, early 20's and just married.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2006 at 7:14AM
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chickadeedeedee(z 6-7 ish Ohio)

To help the pets of military personnel contact the following:

Foster Homes

    Bookmark   April 12, 2006 at 10:34PM
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semper_fi(Z7 GA)
    Bookmark   April 18, 2006 at 11:06PM
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gurley157fs(zone 7/8sc)

Thankyou,Thankyou,Thankyou,for posting that site. I am a service member myself and know how much it means to know that what we do is appreciated.

I will fill out an application immediately and spread the word to all of my co-workers.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2006 at 7:49PM
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gurley157fs(zone 7/8sc)

I just sent an application to 'hugs from home' and it was returned. I tried two different addresses shown on the site and both were returned.

If anyone is involved with this organization - (are they still active?) I would very much like to participate and need to know how to contact them.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2006 at 8:22PM
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gurley157fs(zone 7/8sc)

Never mind - apparently my e-mail did go through after all. I recieved notification and the name of a service member that has been assigned to me today.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2006 at 4:27PM
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chickadeedeedee(z 6-7 ish Ohio)


Good for BOTH of you!

    Bookmark   July 14, 2006 at 9:48PM
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