Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Make a Donation for Wounded Soldiers

Yellow ribbons tied around trees, and red, white and blue stickers on the backs of SUVs saying "Support our Troops" are things that make civilians feel good, but do nothing for the men and women in uniform. So they are a waste of time and money and people should stop buying them and start doing something ANYTHING useful with their time and money!

Please consider the following:

Walter Reed hospital distributes phone cards to wounded soldiers. Many will be hospitalized throughout the holidays. Phone cards provide long-distance and internet access. Please send phone cards of any amount to:

Medical Family Assistance Center
Walter Reed Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20307-5001

Some people say this is a hoax; but, the hospital does supply wounded soldiers with phone cards, so it can't hurt to follow-through.

If you do not like this idea, Stars & Stripes magazine provides this list of other ways to support the troops. Some programs listed here also request phone cards.

Mrs. Mac and I have done it, and we hope you will, too!


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