Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Any Soldier

Do you ever think of or pray for the troops who are serving our countries overseas in the fight against terrorism? It's easy to take for granted all that we have and go about our lives without giving a second thought to those who are willing to die for our countries' freedom.

I correspond with someone who serves in Kuwait, and today he sent me an interesting website called AnySoldier.com, where you can support your troops by sending them mail and even packages, and it will get directed to those who need it most. To let the website speak for itself:

All the Soldiers involved in this effort are military volunteers stationed in areas that are in harm's way. You send your support (letters and/or packages) addressed to them and when they see the "Attn: Any Soldier" line in their address they put your letters and packages into the hands of Soldiers who don't get much or any mail first. Everything is shared.

We have "What to Send", "How to Send" and "FAQ" pages to help you properly send letters and packages, please read these. Be sure to also read our "News & Stuff" and "Success Stories" pages. This effort is 110% voluntary. You send your support, and maybe some stuff, directly to whatever unit or units you want, you don't send us anything.

Of course, this website is for American troops, and when I did a search for a similar program in Canada, I found out that starting October 26, Canada Post will send parcels and packages free of charge to Canadian troops who are serving overseas in an effort to help support the troops and their families. I couldn't find a program like AnySoldier.com, though for Canada, but anyone from any country can participate in their distribution program, as a way to provide hope and courage to those who are risking their lives for our common good.

A quote from the website: "As a leader of Marines I can tell you all, when mail call comes there is electricity in the air, a motivation of sorts, emanating from the troops and morale increases ten fold." Sgt Jesse Lang, USMC, 27 November 2005

And another: "Even a letter or a card has been instrumental in lifting the spirits of my soldiers. They have had smiles on their faces for the last two months, all because of YOU." CPT Cynthia Moore, USA, 16 December 2005

So what are you waiting for?


AquinaSavio: said...

I've actually corresponded with a soldier in Iraq. He is the father of a good friend of mine, who happens to be a Seton student in Hawaii. He is coming home very soon, thank God.

Divine Mercy said...

as a matter of fact, i do pray for the troops, that they are brought home soon.

Samantha said...

Wow, Canadians get free postage?? I used the cheapest way and my two packages to my anysoldier.com guy was $30.
But I was glad to do it.