Thursday, November 30, 2006

Operation: Love from Home-Update

Need everyone's help getting the word out about this! We currently have a total of 3,259 holiday cards for troops so far, and have until 11/30 to collect as many as we can.

After chatting with a Major buddy of mine in Afghanistan a few minutes ago, I'm upping the goal to 5,000 or more cards. IF I can get a total of 5,000 cards, I'll have enough so that EVERY AMERICAN SOLDIER (2,500, more or less) at this one particular base will get at least one Christmas card. I also have a newly-adopted Marine in a very bad, harsh area with not much by way of "comfort/luxury" items... in addition to the HELL they are living through on a moment-by-moment basis... I'd like to have enough so I can send his platoon extra, as well.

Anything y'all can do to help get the word out about this would be GREATLY appreciated!! For convenience's sake, I've copied the info about "Operation: Love From Home" below.

During this holiday season, let's show our troops we love and support them!!!! From September 30 to November 30, I will be collecting holiday cards for troops stationed in high-combat areas in Iraq and Afghanistan. Being away from home and living in harsh conditions during the holiday season is especially difficult ~ they need to know we have not forgotten them!!! Mail from home helps to keep our troops' morale strong, making a very real difference in their lives.

Send your signed, unsealed holiday cards to:

    Mrs. Kathy Orr
    Operation: Love From Home
    P.O. Box 1660
    Loganville, GA 30052
The cards can be handmade or store-bought... for that matter, they don't even have to be cards; a hand-written or typed letter is just as wonderful! This is a great opportunity to get your Scout troop, school, church and other civic organizations involved in doing something to show support for our troops.

If you wish to send an email greeting (which will be printed off and mailed along with the holiday cards), please send an email to:

**IMPORTANT GUIDELINES: This is not a "dating service" of any type. Please do not send suggestive or otherwise inappropriate cards or materials. Please also refrain from making political statements of any nature. I will be reading and screening every card received to ensure that the above guidelines are adhered to. Remember: This is strictly to let the troops know that we love them, we are proud of them and that we HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN them! If you have any questions, please contact me at

This is an ongoing Christmas gift of love for our men and women being done by Kathy. She is a very special lady, and we have a lot of remarkably special young men and women protecting our country. Let's help in any way we can. You don't have a card? Send money! However the card would be more special. It would show you took the time give thanks.

Thank you to everyone who participates. God bless you.

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