Thursday, May 05, 2005

A Chance To Show Your Support

I just got an e-mail from Chuck and Mary Schantag of the POW Network, (www.pownetwork.org) they ask me to share it with as many friends as I could. Posting it here is the best way I know of to do that.

Camp Pendleton Hospital-First Marine Division

If you can Please pass the word onto friends and those private businesses that may be interested in contributing. Thanks.

Not only is Balboa Naval hospital receiving our injured heroes but the medical facilities at Camp Pendleton are also at near "No Vacancy" populations. In the latter case it's not money that is needed for our wounded Marines at Camp Pendleton but stuff.

Here's why and what they need: At the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom, some of the spouses of deployed Marines put together hundreds of recovery baskets in anticipation of wounded Marines arriving at our military hospitals. The purpose behind these baskets was provide the wounded with personal items to be used during their hospital stay and to help fill up their days while being confined in the hospitals. However, due to the higher than anticipated numbers of wounded, they are all but out of supplies to outfit these baskets.

They are in need of the following items: nonperishable food (snacks and candy), DVDs, all sizes of batteries, phone cards, Game Boy games, books and magazines, Dimino's Pizza gift certificates (they deliver on base), towels and wash cloths, and hygiene gear (razors and shaving cream).

These items can be sent to:
MSgt William Bonney
Office of the Division Inspector
1st Marine Division Rein FMF
Bldg 1413 Room 200
Box 555380,
Camp Pendleton, Ca 92055-5380

Mary and Chuck Schantag
http://www.pownetwork.org

In the past I have said (and I have heard others agree) it doesn't matter if we support or oppose the war, we should support the men and women that choose to serve their country. Well here's a chance for us to put our thoughts into action. If there is any way you can help by sending some of the needed items Please do so.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

2 Comments:

Blogger Unadulterated Underdog said...

God bless those in uniform. I only wish they were not in harm's way and that those who command them were truly looking out for them. Bless them God and protect them in these dark times.

6:41 AM  
Blogger Ken Grandlund said...

These guys are practically recouperating in my back yard...at least just a few miles away. Time to get a few things together, I think.
Thanks for the tip on who to contact.

3:06 PM  

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