Servicemember support organizations
Defense Department program
showcases America's support for its
Defense site with news and support links
Operation Dear Abby Noted
advice columnist's site for sending "any
Fallen Heroes Last Wish
Foundation Provides funds to help support
and educate the children of American
servicemembers lost during Operation Iraqi
Fisher House "Comfort homes"
on the grounds of major military and VA medical
centers, where family members can be close to a
loved one during the hospitalization for an
unexpected illness, disease, or injury.
Homes for our Troops Building
specially-adapted homes for severely disabled
soldiers and their families.
AnySoldier.com Want to send
your support to any soldier in harm's way, but
have no idea of what to send, who to send it to,
or how to send it?
USA Freedom Corps Make a
difference by volunteering. Web site gives you
USO Care packages Sponsor a
care package that includes requested items such as
pre-paid worldwide phone cards, sunscreen,
travel-size toiletries, and personal messages.
Armed Services Blood Program
Supplies blood and blood products for the 1.3
million servicemembers and their families around
the globe. Here's information on how you can
Wounded warrior hospital fund
To provide quality-of-life items for wounded
servicemembers at Landstuhl.
Voices from Home Allows
serving military members and their families and
friends to send and receive immediate voice e-mail
Military Moms Message boards,
chat rooms, ways to donate items, information on
the military, and much more; a project organized
by mothers of servicemembers.
Operation Air Conditioner A
military mother's effort to send needed air
conditioners (and in the winter, heaters) and
other items to troops in the Middle East.
The Armed Forces Foundation
Promoting the morale, welfare and quality of life
of the U.S. armed forces community.
Operation Baby Blanket
Companionship and support for servicemembers'
VFW's Operation Uplink
Purchases phone cards and distributes them to
Operation Military Pride
Volunteer organization, founded by military
spouses, sends cards, letters and care packages to
troops. Also distributes names and addresses of
participating servicemembers for people wishing to
send messages or gifts directly.
Operation Package Send a gift
to the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment
"Manchus" of the U.S. Army's 2nd Infantry
Operation Cards for Troops
Hand-written cards sent to servicemembers.
Soldiers Ships books, DVDs and supplies to
deployed soldiers and soldiers in VA hospitals,
via a large volunteer network.
Adopt a Soldier Support the
wounded, injured, and ill troops at Walter Reed
Army Medical Center.
Adopt a Platoon Several
programs, including Operation Holiday Eagle (to
send boxes of candy canes to forces deployed to
Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, the Balkans and
Kids for our Troops Kids get
involved in helping wounded servicemembers
Camp.Doha.org Information on
the Middle East for troops and their families and
Blue Star Mothers of America
Group founded by servicemembers' moms during WWII.
Site has links to several support programs.
Soldiers' Angels "Adopt" a
servicemember or send along a gift. A wide-ranging
foundation started by a soldier's mom.
Operation Give Coordinates the
collection and distribution of toys and other
items for Iraqi children
Operation Shoe Box Their goal:
"A package for every soldier, sailor, airman, and
Marine" deployed overseas.
Operation Call Home Goal: A
satellite phone for every platoon in Iraq
Apppreciate our troops.org If
you buy a mug, a servicemember will get one, too.
Also, post photos.
SI Yellow Ribbon From southern
Illinois, sending packages, cards and letters to
Freedom packages Items for
troops in overseas combat zones.
Kitchen Table Gang Encourages
sending care packages, phone cards and items like
magazine or newspaper subscriptions to
hospitalized veterans and troops.
Operation Hero Miles An effort
by several airlines allowing the public to donate
frequent flyer miles to troops coming home for
emergencies or R&R.
Operation Military Care The
U.S. War Dogs Association's project devoted to
supporting the hundreds of American war dogs and
their handlers in Iraq.
Gifts From the Homefront
AAFES' project turns donations into gift
certificates the troops can use to shop at the 24
exchanges operating in the Persian Gulf area or
elsewhere around the world.
Gift of Groceries DECA's
program provides gift certificates that can be
used at commissaries. Family members can also use
them at bases back home.
Operation SAND Box Started by
two 13-year-olds, "adopt a soldier" program gets
supplies and messages to the troops.
Operation Soldier Support Puts
you in contact with participating servicemembers,
so you can send messages and gifts.
Operation Gold Bridge Seeking
school supplies for Iraqi schools. (Story has
messages to the troops.
Marine Moms Support page for
friends and relatives of Marines.
Militarymail.org Send "fan
mail" to servicemembers.
Treats for troops
Servicemembers sign up for goodies from home.
Give2TheTroops.org Letters and
care packages prepared and shipped by
Carolina Troop Supporters A
student-led organization devoted to supporting the
U.S. armed forces
Treat Any Soldier Care
packages for soldiers serving in harm's way.
Operation Letters from Home
"Adopt" a deployed or wounded servicemember.
Operation Show Time "Sky
Soldiers" of the 173rd Airborne send DVDs to the
Operation Undergarment A
clothing drive to "help cover our troops."
Angels 'n Camouflage Making
sure veterans and deployed troops "will never have
to spend another day alone and forgotten."
Families in Support of our
Troops Helping servicemembers and their
families, and veterans, too.
Supplies for Soldiers Send
care packages to servicemembers from
Help support our troops!
Resource for those wanting to help the troops.
4thetroops.net Thanking the
troops for "keeping the spirit and promise of
Operation Iraqi Children
Following soldiers' lead, helping Iraqi kids.
Operation Gratitude Send care
packages to service members overseas.
Homefront Hugs USA Supporting
troops, veterans and families.
Operation Support Includes
informational links for servicemembers and
Operation Care and Comfort
Santa Clara Valley program to send care packages
to adopted military units.
Quilts for Soldiers Quilting
comfort for wounded servicemembers.
Operation Wounded Soldiers
Helping deployed soldiers, as well as wounded
soldiers and their families.
Operation Minnesota Nice
Adopting soldiers abroad to send monthly care
Salute America's Heroes For
wounded servicemembers and their families.
Thanks for your Service.org
Post a message on the wall of thanks, send
"Supporting heroes, one at a time."
Beanies for Baghdad Beanies,
toys, school supplies, etc., for kids in Iraq.
GI-Bracelet.org Proceeds from
bracelets go to charity of buyer's choice.
Hero Beanies Proceeds from
sales of embroidered hats go to families of fallen
Silent Ranks Message board for
American Legion Auxiliary Unit
270 Several programs to help the troops and
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