The Pentagon has asked that we NOT send packages or mail unless we
actually know the person. They have limited room and mail from unknown
people is danger to the troops. An alternative is to provide money or
items to the Red Cross, other charity that can transport the supplies,
or maybe contact a family support group of a active or reserve unit give
the items to the family member who can send it on to the troops. You
could also do work to support the families of those deployed.
From: artsyanne [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 9:30 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Red Cross "Care Boxes"
I'm sorry....I forgot to save the email that someone so graciously put
in the list yesterday. (As you know, Lyris ListManager is down so I
can't retrieve the archive!)
It was regarding compiling Red Cross "care boxes" of
necessities/toiletries, and snacks for our men/women fighting overseas.
Would someone be so kind, please, as to email it to me again off list?!
I would like to involve my school and others around here, as a communal
service during these trying times.
Our school did this during the days of "9-1-1." The students were glad
to be able to bring in at that time, the much needed, flashlights, for
the search and rescue missions.