Support Our Military
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)
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 funny.....no war movies)
Kool Aid / Lemonade Mix / Ice Tea Mix (the kind with the sugar already included)
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.
For a list of comprehensive legitimate organizations:
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!