Sunday, November 25, 2012

A Special Request

Good morning! I hope you are all having a lovely weekend.  I would like to ask all of you for a favor, please.
 Joani, over at My Southwest Ramblings, has adopted a soldier serving in Afghanistan. He is serving in a remote area, with fifty men. Joanie has the mailing address and information on her blog, along with a list of items the soldiers would especially like to receive. This ties in so nicely with my last post, about helping others at Christmas. Our military men and women are dear to my heart and I am hoping some of you would like to participate in this program, along with Joani. I checked with the post office, and one can ship to APO addresses using the flat rate boxes, and there is a discount on the price. For a 12x12 in. box, it costs only a bit over $13.00 to send, regardless of weight. A box that size would hold a lot of snacks, etc.!

 I am headed to the store right now to buy items to fill a box, and will get it mailed tomorrow. If this is something that you would like to consider doing, I would appreciate it, and I know our servicemen and women would be so grateful.
Hugs and blessings
Sandra

18 comments:

  1. Sandra, you are the kindest! I have 2 nephews serving overseas and one of them is in Afghanistan. I know they love getting boxes, but not everyone knows how inexpensive it is to send them! Thanks for letting people know!

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  2. Thanks, Danni! I didn't realize it is as inexpensive as it is, either! With my fixed income, I thought by the time I bought the items, then mailed them, I would need to mortgage my house, lol. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is not bad. And of course if one is really watching pennies, it would be less for a smaller box, which would be equally appreciated.
    Bless your nephews, and may they return home soon, and whole.

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  3. Thank you so much Sandra for passing this along. Since it is the Thanksgiving weekend, a lot of stores i.e. JC Penney, Wal-Mart, Target, & the like will ship for free thus eliminating that fee. Hugs.

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  4. I was happy to do it, Joani. Good idea about having the store ship! I went out and purchased some of the things on the "wish list" and will be mailing tomorrow. Thanks so much for making me aware of it. Hugs!

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  5. I have done this before and it is a wonderful thing. thanks for the reminder!

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  6. Thanks for coming by, Daniela, and thank you so much for remembering our service members! As I was going through the list of items they especially want, I realized once again that most of these warriors are really kids! KIDS--fighting a war, away from home for the holidays. Probably a lot of them are away from home for the very first time. It breaks my heart. Thank you for making their sacrifice a little less lonely for them!I am so glad Joani made me aware of what she is doing.
    Blessings

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  7. How wonderful that you are continuing to inspire and hopeful encouraging others to help...or at least sharing how they can help. I love your positive uplifting message that you seem to share in each post.

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  8. Thank you, Amy!! I am so glad you came by! Your sweet words always brighten my day.

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  9. I'm glad you shared this. I'll have to go over to My Southwest Ramblings and get the info. My husband is an Army veteran. He served 26 years.

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  10. Thank you for coming by, Kathy! And thank you to both you and your husband for his service, and for yours. I know full well that the families of soldiers also serve, and in some ways, their job is the harder one. Blessings.

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  11. Oh man...my brother in law is there now, too. Wish the soldiers could all be home for Christmas. Just wanted to tell you thanks for stopping by to see my foyer door display. Love hearing from you!

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  12. Hi, Holly, thank you so much for coming by, and thank you for the follow! And thank you to your brother in law. I so wish all the service members could be home, especially at the holidays.
    I do love your foyer display!

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  13. Sandra,

    This is such a wonderful reminder of what is truly important at Christmas! I think I am going to send one of these with my children.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!
    :) me

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  14. Thank you, Karianne, and thanks for coming by. And thank you so much for sending something for our troops!!
    Hugs and blessings!!

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  15. Love this post. Will certainly try to send something this Holiday Season. Thx for your kind words on my blog. Keep on posting great stuff! And congrats on your new grandbaby.

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  16. Thank you so much, Ann, and thanks for the follow!! I know the soldiers will greatly appreciate anything that anyone can send, and I am so glad people are responding. Love your blog!!

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  17. I'm happy to say I got the Soldiers address
    and sent my package a few days ago. such
    a wonderful thing to do for our service
    people.. they are giving up a lot for us.
    Thanks for posting this
    Sandy

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  18. Sandy, from the bottom of my heart, I thank you, and I know the soldiers will be so grateful. It is lovely of you, and I so appreciate it. Thank you. Blessings.

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