Monday, November 11, 2013

Veterans' Day

Many of us are so grateful today. And it is important to say thank you ~ to attend a parade, to shake a hand, to buy a coffee. Do those things. If you want to do more, though, I can help with that. 

Operation Warrior Watch. Every penny donated goes directly to care packages, either filling them or mailing them. Nothing ~ not a single cent ~ goes to administrative costs. 

Here's what they need:

  • SOLDIER'S NAMES AND ADDRESSES (Seriously, this is the most difficult part of the gig, keeping the mailing list long)
  • Gift cards to companies that will ship to APO addresses (,,, etc.)
  • DVDs
  • Current Magazines
  • Water Bottles
  • Coozies for bottles and cans
  • Tan, green, or black T-shirts
  • Boot-length socks
  • Small, white ankle socks (female)
  • Med/Sm black underwear (female)
  • Shower gels (male/female)
  • Batteries
  • Leathermans/Gerber tools
  • Metal flashlights and headlamps
  • Homemade cookies and other snack items
  • Anything FUN you can think of for a male or female soldier to open at the holidays
  • Cash

This year, the care package prepping day is December 7 in Urbana, Illinois. I know. Almost none of you are from, or anywhere near, Urbana, Illinois. Hell, I'm nowhere near Urbana, Illinois. This doesn't matter. Be in touch with me here, or privately. Be in touch with Lori, here (I'll get her the message) or through the link to OWW up there. We will help you help us.

Turning gratitude into action ~ what better way to say thanks?

Those are Pobble Thoughts. That and a buck fifty will get you coffee ~ and a way to thank a Vet.