Thursday, December 18, 2008

Supporting Our Troops

At this holy time of year, it seems right to pause and remember those who sacrificed for religious liberty in America...AS WE FREELY CELEBRATE OUR SAVIOR'S BIRTH

With the help of a Twitter friend, IndyEnigma I have complied a list of organizations that support our troops and their families in various ways. Supporting our troops isn't just something to do for Christmas but something we can do for them and their families year round.

If you know of any worthwhile organizations I do not have listed please add via comments.

Merry Christmas

Be a Secret Santa to Children of Our Wounded Troops

Join "Operation Christmas
Calls for the Troops"
Share Christmas — Help Our Troops Call Their Loved Ones This Holiday

Send a free printed postcard to our overseas troops

Operation Family Fund To assist the injured and families of the those who have been injured or killed as a part of the Global War on Terrorism, whether domestic or abroad, military or civilian, with financial grants for transitioning to their new circumstances and achieving financial self-sufficiency.

Soldiers Angels Soldiers' Angels specialize in filling specific service member and family needs. You can get involved in sending handmade blankets to the wounded, supporting our military chaplains, helping soldiers distribute toys and clothing to children in Iraq and Afghanistan, and much, much more!

Coffee and Cookies for the Troops You can help make the daily routine of our troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq a little more bearable.

We've heard from countless members of the Armed Forces serving in the Middle East that one precious resource in short supply is quality coffee. That's why Move America Forward wanted to send only the BEST GOURMET Coffee to the troops. What better to enjoy with a cup of exquisite coffee but with name brand Oreo Cookies? Also included in MAF care packages are special treats from Jelly Belly jelly beans, part of our Candy Diplomacy Program.

Homes for Our Troops is a non-partisan, non-profit 501 (c)(3)organization that provides specially adapted homes for our severely injured service members. Through our growing network of monetary contributions, donations from building contractors, suppliers, corporate supporters and local volunteers, we are able to provide our assistance at no cost to the veterans that we serve.

"The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.You have enlarged the nation

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders."

Isaiah 9:2-3, 6 (NIV)

..."Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty

"Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof," Leviticus 25:10

Inscribed on the Liberty Bell

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