- I know (from what I've been told) that letters and care packages from home mean the world to our troops overseas.
- I get to see/hear/read the impact it has in a firsthand way.
- We've created an ongoing relationship vs. a one-time incident.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Continuing Support for Our Troops
In a recent interview I did, I was asked to identify which act of kindness has been the most fulfilling so far. This really is a hard question to answer because I've done such a variety of different types of acts for different types of people, each with its own kind of reward. However, if I had to pick only one, I think it might be the "adopted" soldier I have in Afghanistan. I say this for several reasons:
Well today was my day to write my regular note to my particular soldier. I write every single week (sometimes e-mail and sometimes snail mail) and I send a care package once/month. Since my last letter was sent through the post office, today I sent an e-mail. It does have the advantage of getting there much faster and often generates a quick response. My soldier is actually about to be going on leave for two weeks next month and he's excited to be back in the States and with his fiancé.
While it's never my intention to use this blog to raise money or push for a particular cause, I will occasionally mention a website or an organization that I think readers may want to check out. There are a number of different sites that facilitate the process for writing to our soldiers. The one that I used is called Soldiers' Angels and if you have any interest in this type of thing, I'd encourage you to check it out. I think you'll find it very rewarding, as I have.