Showing posts with label Stories of Support. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stories of Support. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sod for Soldiers


When one military wife was told her yard must be finished for her home owner's association, Project EverGreen was there to help. Gothic Grounds assisted in a time of need for a deployed soldier's family. They planted shrubs, put down sod and solved a big problem for a man serving his country and unable to help at home. For more information about GreenCare for Troops click here.


Project EverGreen is a homefront group associated with America Supports You.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Help from the Hill

Tax breaks for our Homefront Groups...this is something to watch -- this week on Capitol Hill Congressman Baron Hill introduced a bill - the Homefront Heroes Tax Relief Package that offers a $500 tax credit to help out our non-profit groups that send out care packages. It may seem like a small gesture, but the price of keeping the moral of our soldiers up dosent come cheap.

If you want to help boost moral and send a soldier a care package there are hundreds of organizations to connect to. It is important to connect with these organizations to send care packages if you do not have a specific soldier in mind that you would like to send it to. In regard to care packages, there was a story awhile back about the "Any Soldier" campaign email. If you didn't see it, here's the article. Soldier's Angels & the Red Cross will actually accept and screen this mail if the "any servicemember" method is the best for you.


Friday, April 4, 2008

Helping Those Left Behind...

It's difficult to imagine how it might feel to lose a servicemember that is close to you. If you do know anyone that has suffered a loss... Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is one of the resources available for family members.

Website: www.taps.org
Youtube channel...http://www.youtube.com/user/SupportTAPS

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Under the Sea

A new America Supports You homefront group is helping our wounded soldiers learn how to perfect their skills for the deep sea....

Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba (SUDS) at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) is designed to help returning soldiers from Iraq & Afghanistan by teaching them how to scuba!

http://www.sudsdiving.org/

The group just took a trip to Gitmo in Feburary...were 6 wounded warriors were certified as SDI open water divers. On their website...you can see pictures of the trip and watch a very interesting video presentation by bloomberg news.

Monday, March 31, 2008

A Last Wish...



All that 5 year old Gavin Cox wanted was to be a soldier. He is suffering from leukemia and got his last wish. You can read about it here:

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=49394


Next time you think your efforts are going unappreciated...think of Gavin. What a inspiring little boy!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Spreading Easter Cheer!

It's Easter! And ASY groups are in full force! Operation Pinecone delivered 1,000 Easter baskets with sweets, snacks and candy-filled plastic eggs sent to servicemembers for the upcoming holiday. On the Sunday before the holiday, Operation Pinecone served a special dinner at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for wounded servicemembers and their families.

http://www.operationpinecone.org/

Clipping Coupons

What a great story this is about these ladies that meet at the American Legion and clip coupons to send to our troops.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/10/AR2008031003107.html