Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Ask Any Soldier

Just found this excellent website called Any Soldier. It was started by a soldier who served in Iraq this time around. If you are interested in supporting the troops, this is an excellent place to go. Stick the URL on any of those yellow ribbon magnets you see, as this is a better use of resources. It's another of those simple, elegant concepts that helps people. Soldiers volunteer as points of contact for care packages. When they receive a package that says "Attn: Any Soldier" they distribute it to someone in their area who doesn't get much mail or many packages. The site also gives ideas of what soldiers need or want. And if you don't feel like you have the time to shop, they have packages that you can order. I saw a snack pack, a cookie pack, male hygiene, and female hygiene. I'm sure there were others, but I was trying to get the gist. Then you just pay for it and they do the rest. Next time someone tells you they support our troops, tell them to put their money where their mouth is! ;-)