Last Chance to Support Troops!

 


LAST CHANCE TO SUPPORT TROOPS!

ONLY 50 MORE TROOPS NEED PACKAGES!


Easter is tomorrow and we still have not reached our goal of sending 1,000 Easter care packages to our troops on the front lines in Afghanistan. So close to our deadline, we are at 95% of our goal!

That means we’ve collected enough donations to send care packages to 950 troops – but 50 troops still need packages! We just need 40 people to donate a Squad Pack, or 4 people to donate a Battalion Pack and we’ll easily reach our goal! Don’t let our troops down! This is our last chance, as Easter is tomorrow!

Easter is one of the most important holidays of the year. We pray every day for our troops safety and we know they will be missing their families this Easter Sunday. To help remind them of home, we’re including the classic Marshmallow Peeps Bunnies in each Easter care package!

Of course we’re still including all the favorites like Jelly Belly “Candy Diplomacy” jelly beans, Roger’s Family Company Coffee, Oreo cookies and much much more! Click here to donate now!


EASTER CARE PACKAGES INCLUDE:
Easter Marshmallow Peeps® Bunnies, Jelly Belly “Candy Diplomacy” Jelly Beans, Gourmet Coffee from Rogers Family Co., Hot Apple Cider, Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate, Genuine Oreo Cookies, Gatorade, Painted Hill Beef Jerky, Planters Nuts/Trail Mix, Hoo-Ahhs Field Towels, Deodorant, Lip Balm, Coppertone Sunblock, John Ondrasik “For the Troops” CDs, “Support the Troops” Wristbands, Military OneSource Resource Packet, U.S. Constitution Pocket Edition,
Veteran’s Crisis Line Info Card,
A Personal Note from YOU!

 

Support and Pray for our Troops!


SUPPORT AND PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS!

Our troops deployed overseas need our help! This Easter, Move America Forward has set a goal to send Easter Care Packages to 1,000 troops in Afghanistan.

During one of the most important religious holidays of the year our troops miss their families at home, so it’s extremely important to let our troops know that they have our support! For Easter, we’re including the classic Marshmallow Peeps Bunnies in each Easter care package! Of course we’re still including all the favorites like Jelly Belly “Candy Diplomacy” jelly beans, Roger’s Family Company Coffee, Oreo cookies and much much more!



You can help by telling your friends and family about these care packages.

1. FORWARD this email to at least 5 friends of family members.
2. TWEET about Easter Care Packages for the troops on Twitter.
3. SHARE this e-mail on Facebook and LIKE Move America Forward’s page!

Easter (April 20th) and Passover (April 14th – 22nd) are two of the most important holidays to Judeo-Christian Americans. Christians come together in a few weeks to remember the death and resurrection of Jesus, while Jewish Americans will come together to celebrate the deliverance of the Jewish people out slavery in Egypt.

During this time, let us remember our brave men and women who are overseas defending the rights and liberties we so enjoy.

May we never forget our freedom to celebrate Easter comes from the selfless acts of individuals from all walks of life who simply fight for a free nation.

As we reflect and give thanks for all the goodness in our lives, lets also remember those men and women who every day, are fighting to preserve our freedoms and liberties we so cherish.

We ask that you join us in praying for our troops, that He will watch over them and protect them on their difficult deployments in Afghanistan.

So far we’ve raised close to 40% of our goal – that means about 400 troops will get care packages but 600 more need your help!

To help our troops this important Easter holiday we’ve made Easter Care Packages for the Troops available for you to sponsor. Give our troops some much deserved support and offer a message of gratitude. Click here to donate now!

EASTER CARE PACKAGES INCLUDE:
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Easter Marshmallow Peeps® Bunnies, Jelly Belly “Candy Diplomacy” Jelly Beans, Gourmet Coffee from Rogers Family Co., Hot Apple Cider, Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate, Genuine Oreo Cookies, Gatorade, Painted Hill Beef Jerky, Planters Nuts/Trail Mix, Hoo-Ahhs Field Towels, Deodorant, Lip Balm, Coppertone Sunblock, John Ondrasik “For the Troops” CDs, “Support the Troops” Wristbands, Military OneSource Resource Packet, U.S. Constitution Pocket Edition,
Veteran’s Crisis Line Info Card,
A Personal Note from YOU!

 

 

Your personal message will be sent in a care package packed by our volunteers and sent along with a box full of goodies including special Easter treats! The Easter Holiday is coming up quickly, so place your order now and help us reach 1,000 troops by Easter Sunday!

April Monthly Newsletter 2014 Edition


Hop on Up to Send our Troops Special Easter Treats like Marshmallow Peeps

You know you love them! What would an Easter basket be without a few yummy Marshmallow Peeps!  We are proud to include the squishy goodness of authentic Peeps in our Easter Care Packages for The Troops. Of course we will still send all the other great treats soldiers crave like Jelly Belly candy diplomacy jelly beans, gourmet coffee from Rogers Family Coffee,  Crunchy salty almonds from Blue Diamond, beef jerky, Oreo cookies, Gatorade, lip balm, our Hoo-Ahhs field towels, deodorant and more.

We know nothing lifts a lonely soldier’s spirits like a letter from home, that’s why when you send an Easter package though Move America Forward your personal message of support will be included with our treats. Most of our deployed soldiers are used to spending holidays away from loved ones but let’s make sure they know we are thinking about them and sending our love today.

This month we find ourselves sandwiched between the birth dates of two American Heroes who sacrificed greatly for the freedoms we enjoy every day; two men who served together as Navy SEALs on SEAL Team Three, Charlie platoon and who today are reunited in Heaven. These two “brothers” both left legacies and led by example, out of hearts of compassion!

I challenge you to accept their challenges and carry on for them. Marc Lee was my youngest child who would have been 36 on March 20, 2014. I celebrated his birth and life by honoring him with random acts of kindness that encouraged and impacted others lives. Here is the email that I sent challenging others to do the same that day. CLICK HERE

I was moved by those who emailed me the random acts of kindness that they did to honor Marc and celebrate his birthday. People bought meals for our troops, doughnuts were brought in for the staff on North Island at the ID office.

A Gold Star Mother received flowers and we learned it was also her son’s birthday, flowers were placed on 10 other SEALs graves and pictures sent to their families letting them know we will never forget.

Here is another reply we received:

 “Hola Debbie, This is Terri from Texas! I read your post and Marc’s letter and knew exactly what I needed to do. As I ran my errand yesterday in town I prayed as I went asking the Holy Spirit to guide me to the one. I was in the grocery store paying for my groceries and the young lady behind me started putting her groceries on the belt. I told the check out lady to ring up her groceries and I would pay for them. The lady asked the checker “did she just pay for my groceries?” She was speechless and oh so grateful.I told her I needed to explain why. We were still in the grocery store and I began to cry I could barely tell the story. I did get the story out and her Marc’s letter, she began to cry. The bag boy put her groceries in with mine, we walked to her vehicle, she got her groceries and I got mine. As I was putting mine in my truck I noticed she forgot one of her bags. I jumped into the truck, tried to chase her down but lost her :( I took the bag back to the grocery store in hopes she would return to get what she left. I noticed she bought ice cream and the bag I had was the cones! Can’t have ice cream without the cone!Thank you for sharing your story and Marc’s letter. He was honored yesterday on his birthday with random acts of kindness! We will continue to honor him daily!”

Our next hero is Chris Kyle who one of my “adopted boys.” Chris was tragically murdered Feb 2, 2013. His birthday is April 8th and his family is also asking others to honor and remember him by paying it forward and living his motto to “Serve those who served us.”

Every day I do the random acts of kindness to serve those who served us, and I will never forget the blessing that both of these men were in my life and to so many others. Our world would be a different place if we all committed to do this every day.

These men are the epitome of what sacrifice is and our families understand that deeply, yet they are not the only ones. Each one of our men and women in the military sacrifice deeply, day in, day out so that we can live free. We owe it to them to live our lives worthy of the sacrifice they have made for us

Chris and Marc would want us to celebrate Easter this year and remember the sacrifice Christ made on the cross and his resurrection. That is why they are in Heaven today because they believed. This month let’s continue to honor these heroes with random acts of kindness and impact the world as they did.

Let’s live every day counting our blessings and sharing the gift of life!

Debbie Lee

An Easter Blessing for Our Troops
This prayer Lord, that I say tonight
Is for our troops who all must fight .
These are the troops that we all love
And so I pray dear Lord above
Please keep them safe while they’re away
And bring them home to us someday.
This prayer is not for ours alone
But for all military far from home.
I ask You to keep them safe and sound
On their way to where they’re bound.
We love them all that are asked to fight
So keep them safe for us tonight.Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families for the selfless acts
they perform for us in our time of need.

 

Shout out to Blue Diamond Growers!
A great big “Thank You!” goes out to Blue Diamond Growers for their generous donation of yummy, crunchy, nutritious almonds for our troops to enjoy. We are honored to have them join up with us in support of our troops.

Our troops love these almonds; they are handy, portable and packed with healthy protein that our troops crave, and a whole lot more tasty than an MRE! What a great addition to our sought after care packages for our troops!

Good Day Sacramento Covers MAF’s Birthday Celebration!
With Help from Rogers Family Company and a Whole lot of Volunteers we Shipped out over 2,000 Care Packages to our Troops!

On Tuesday March 11, 2013 a John Rogers of Roger’s Family Company, our MAF team and a whole lot of volunteers got together to pack, label and ship out over 2,000 packages to our deployed troops!  We were fortunate enough to have Good Day Sacramento there to feature us on their popular morning program.

Since September Rogers Family Company has stepped up in a big way by donating their premium coffees to be included in our Troop Support care packages.

“The Rogers Family Company is unwavering in our dedication to the US troops, active and veteran, and we will continue our service to them by providing as much coffee to the care package program at Move America Forward and others, as long as they are needed.” Said John Rogers.

The volunteers did an awesome job and there was even a great big cake to help us celebrate our 10 year anniversary.
We hope you had a chance to see our great team at work, but in case you missed it, check out our coverage here


If you have sent a package recently there is a good chance your package was among those that were sent out.  If you have been meaning to send a package and just haven’t gotten around to it recently, why not take a moment to send an Easter Package with your own personal note of support now!

Sign up for our Monthly Smiles Club and Help  Keeps Morale High Year Round!

Here’s an easy way to keep those smiles coming all year long – join the Move America Forward Monthly Smiles Club. Simply provide us with your monthly budget, and a little information from you and we do the rest. That’s all there is to it. Then you’ll know each month you’ve put a smile on a soldier’s face.

We can also set up programs that send packages out for all the different holidays through the year. We have members who send out packages for Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and others who send out packages every other month or even quarterly. We’re here to help with whatever you or your company, group or organization wants to do to support the troops. There’s no obligation, and you can stop sending packages at any time.

Here’s a thank you we just received from a soldier who got a package through Move America Forward, as you can see, it really meant a great deal

Look at these Smiling Faces!!

These soldiers are excited to have received their care packages thanks to our generous sponsors who always have their backs!
“We received the care packages.  Thank you so much for the support.  I  put in some pictures of our Soldiers opening theirs. “ – SSG Michael W. 759th Ordnance Company





If you have a question or would like additional information, contact Lisa Baron, our
Monthly Smiles Director at LisaBaron@MoveAmericaForward.org.

Registering a Soldier is Easy

Registering a soldier to receive support packages is easy. If you have the address of someone deployed on active military duty, click here for our Military Sign-Up Center or copy this link (http://www.moveamericaforward.org/soldier-sign-up/) and e-mail it to them so they can sign-up themselves. Once signed up they’ll be eligible to receive packages and messages of support from caring fellow Americans.

After 50 Years Vietnam Soldier Army Staff Sgt. Lawrence Woods is Laid to Rest at Arlington National Cemetery

Shot down over Vietnam in October 24, 1964, Staff Sgt. Lawrence Woods is finally laid to rest in a coffin containing additional remains found at the crash site of  his previously recovered crew mates.  Sergeant Woods, and a crew comprised of Army and Air Force members, flew a resupply mission aboard a C-123 Provider when their aircraft was shot down killing the seven man crew. While the remains of the other six men were recovered shortly after the crash, remains of Sergeant Woods could not be found at the time.

Woods’ children, Steven R. Woods and Lisa Szymanski, accepted a folded American flag. ‘I would like to say “thank you” today to those who have never forgotten, who remember the soldiers and what they do every day,’ Szymanski said at the burial, reported the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle.  ‘I would like to thank the people who taught us what those initials mean – Prisoner of War and Missing in Action. We will never forget what you have done for all of us, and we appreciate it.”

Woods remains were recently recovered and identified by a joint U.S. and Vietnamese team.

The other crew members previously identified included Air Force Capt. Valmore W. Bourque, Air Force 1st Lt. Robert G. Armstrong, Air Force Staff Sgt. Ernest J. Halvorson, Air Force Staff Sgt. Theodore B. Phillips, Air Force Airman 1st Class Eugene Richardson, Army Pfc. Charles P. Sparks.

Welcome home brother, may you rest in peace.

Share MAF with a Friend
The more soldiers that register, the more we need to reach out to individuals, groups and organizations who’d like to show their support. If you know an individual, company or organization who’d like to support our troops, would you please pass this newsletter along, or copy this link and e-mail it: http://www.moveamericaforward.org/april-monthly-newsletter-2014-edition/




Did You Know??

April 2, 1792Congress established the first U.S. Mint at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
April 4, 1968Civil Rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was shot and killed by James Earl Ray in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1986, Congress established the third Monday in January as a national holiday in his honor.

April 6, 1917The U.S.  issued a declaration of war, thus entered World War I in Europe.
April 9, 1865General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia.

April 10, 1945The Nazi concentration camp at Buchenwald was liberated by U.S. troops. Of a total of 238,980 Buchenwald inmates, 56,545 perished.
April 12, 1861Under the command of General Pierre Beauregard, the Confederacy fires upon Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. This represents the opening volley of the Civil War.
April 14, 1865President Abraham Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded by actor John Wilkes Booth while the President and First lady along with their guests were watching a performance of Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theater in Washington. He was taken to a nearby house and passed away the following morning.

April 15, 1912In the early morning hours the unsinkable Titanic with 2,224 persons on board collided with an iceberg and sank at 2:27 a.m. Over 1,500 persons drowned while 700 were rescued by the liner Carpathia which arrived in the early morning hours.

April 18, 1775The famous Midnight Ride of Paul Revere and William Dawes as the two men rode out of Boston about 10 p.m. to warn patriots at Lexington and Concord of the approaching British.

April 22, 1864 - “In God We Trust” was included on all newly minted U.S. coins by an Act of Congress.
April 30, 1789George Washington became the first U.S. President as he was administered the oath of office in New York City

All Donations are Tax Deductible
Please make all checks payable to “Move America Forward”Donations by Check Can be Sent To:
ATTN: Scott Raab
Move America Forward
8795 Folsom Blvd. Suite 103
Sacramento, CA 95826

 

Help! We Need to Reach 1,000 Troops by Easter!


HELP US SEND EASTER PACKAGES TO 1,000 TROOPS!


DON’T LET OUR TROOPS BE FORGOTTEN! Easter, one of the most important holidays on the calendar, is coming April 20th! In recognition of this important holy day we must remind our troops in Afghanistan that we still remember why they are there and everything they are doing for our nation!

The holidays are always a difficult time for our troops serving overseas. They won’t be able to sit around the dinner table with friends and family for a special Easter meal.

Most of them will not be able to help their kids paint Easter eggs or watch their children run around searching for hidden eggs on Easter morning. But you can help make the holiday feel a little less lonely!

We have set a goal to raise enough support to send care packages to 1,000 troops by April 20th! That means we have about three weeks to do it! Help us reach our goal and send some love, support and badly needed items like coffee, cookies, sun block and wet wipes.

To help our troops this important Easter holiday we’ve made Easter Care Packages for the Troops available for you to sponsor. Give our troops some much deserved support and offer a message of gratitude. Click here to donate now!

EASTER CARE PACKAGES INCLUDE:


Easter Marshmallow Peeps® Bunnies, Jelly Belly “Candy Diplomacy” Jelly Beans, Gourmet Coffee from Rogers Family Co., Hot Apple Cider, Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate, Genuine Oreo Cookies, Gatorade, Painted Hill Beef Jerky, Planters Nuts/Trail Mix, Hoo-Ahhs Field Towels, Deodorant, Lip Balm, Coppertone Sunblock, John Ondrasik “For the Troops” CDs, “Support the Troops” Wristbands, Military OneSource Resource Packet, U.S. Constitution Pocket Edition,
Veteran’s Crisis Line Info Card,
A Personal Note from YOU!

Your personal message will be sent in a care package packed by our volunteers and sent along with a box full of goodies including special Easter treats! The Easter Holiday is coming up quickly, so place your order now and help us reach 1,000 troops by Easter Sunday!

Introducing Easter Care Packages for the Troops

INTRODUCING EASTER CARE
PACKAGES FOR THE TROOPS!


DON’T LET OUR TROOPS BE FORGOTTEN! With Easter on its way, we must remind our troops in Afghanistan that we still remember why they are there and everything they are doing for our nation!

Look at the latest headlines – there is no coverage in the media about the continuing fight in Afghanistan, even though we still have over 38,000 troops still fighting!

The Easter holiday means that spring will be upon us soon. Every year in Afghanistan, the “down-season” of winter ends and the warming spring season melts away the snow of the Afghan mountain ranges.

When spring and summer arrive, the Taliban come out of their caves and renew their attacks. Our troops will face more frequent and more aggressive attacks from the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. We can’t let our brave military men and women be forgotten!

To help our troops this important Easter holiday we’ve made Easter Care Packages for the Troops available for you to sponsor. Give our troops some much deserved support and offer a message of gratitude. Click here to donate now!

EASTER CARE PACKAGES INCLUDE:
Easter Marshmallow Peeps® Bunnies, Jelly Belly “Candy Diplomacy” Jelly Beans, Gourmet Coffee from Rogers Family Co., Hot Apple Cider, Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate, Genuine Oreo Cookies, Gatorade, Painted Hill Beef Jerky, Planters Nuts/Trail Mix, Hoo-Ahhs Field Towels, Deodorant, Lip Balm, Coppertone Sunblock, John Ondrasik “For the Troops” CDs, “Support the Troops” Wristbands, Military OneSource Resource Packet, U.S. Constitution Pocket Edition, Veteran’s Crisis Line Info Card, A Personal Note from YOU!


Your personal message will be sent in a care package packed by our volunteers and sent along with a box full of goodies including special Easter treats! The Easter Holiday is coming up quickly, so get your orders in now!

Don’t Forget! We’re On the Lookout for Troops!

Soldier Registration is easy! If you have the address of someone on active military duty, such as a spouse, child or sibling, you can click here for our Soldier Sign Up to register each one with the program.

You can also copy this link: www.moveamericaforward.org/soldier-sign-up/ and e-mail it to them so they can register themselves. Once registered, they will be eligible to receive a package and messages of support from caring fellow Americans.

A Special Message on Marc Lee’s Birthday

A Special Message from Debbie Lee


Through the ages we have celebrated the birthdays of famous people who have impacted our history. Our national calendars are marked with George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Dr Martin Luther King, Benjamin Franklin, and Christopher Columbus birthdays. The dates of our calendar are based on the birth of Jesus Christ.

As a mother, those birthdays that are most memorable to us are those of our children. The days that we labored and suffered intense pain to help the precious gift of a child pass from life in the womb to life in our arms. We never forget those special days and they are always highlighted on our calendars. Whether it is the first birthday or 40th birthday we celebrate each one, knowing the gift of life that God blessed us with.

I was blessed with two sons and one daughter and even though they share the same mother and father and grew up in the same home they are uniquely different. Even though they are adults now, my calendar is still marked with their special dates, and I celebrate who they are, what they have contributed to making this world a better place, and that God chose me to be their mom.

One of the difficult things for a parent who loses a child, is dealing with the birthday after they have died. I remember not long after Marc was killed, I was filling out a form and it asked “How many children do you have?” My heart sank and I didn’t know what the right answer was. I had to think about that. Today I can tell you “I have 3 children, one just beat me to Heaven.”

As you process through grief you learn ways to cope and handle the difficult days. Since today would have been Marc’s 36th birthday, I naturally think of how much I miss that young man. I remember the day he was born at 5:20pm. My mind wanders to the memories of bringing him home to his excited 3 year old brother and 2 year old sister. Marc at age 5, when he rode his bike down a hill, into a cement wall and was knocked unconscious because the brakes had failed. Seeing him in that hospital bed with his stuffed lion next to him and watching him wake up and him asking what had happened.

I can still hear his exhausted, raspy voice when he called to tell me he had made it through BUDs (Navy SEAL School). I can still see his smirky grin after he graduated and earned the honor of being a Navy SEAL. He was so proud, as were all of his family.

I remember his final hug as he left after he came to visit me just before he deployed. I remember my final goodbye at Fort Rosecrans Nat’l Cemetery as I fell and hugged the casket realizing I would never feel his embrace, see his smile, hear his voice and laughter. As I said before I have learned ways to cope through the grief.

You can’t ignore grief, you must process through it and accept it. Everything we do we have choices to make and this year on his birthday I choose to remember and honor Marc and the way he lived his life. I will be visiting Fort Rosecrans and will have a birthday dinner with my “adopted boys”, Marc’s teammates who are in the area, we will have cake. After all, it is still Marc’s birthday.

The majority of my day will be spent accepting Marc’s challenge in his last letter home to do random acts of kindness. He ended that letter with “to my family and friends do me a favor, pass on the kindness, the love, the precious gift of human life.” I will be finding members of the military and buying meals, coffee, handing out gift cards, flowers and then giving them a copy of Marc’s last letter home, a thank you card, and Marc’s hero card.

Each time I do this it brings so much joy knowing I am honoring Marc and giving others a glimpse into the heart of this amazing hero, my son, my mighty warrior.

My challenge to each of you is to do the same, help me celebrate Marc’s 36th Birthday by doing random acts of kindness today and giving that someone a copy of Marc’s last letter home. Take pictures to document what random acts of kindness you did, then send them to us at info@moveamericaforward.org or post them on our Facebook page or Twitter.

God loaned me Marc for 28 years and he has been deployed to Heaven for a new mission. Marc believed Jesus Christ was his Lord and Savior and there is no doubt that we know Marc is there today. I also believe and know I will one day be in Heaven when God calls me home but until then…… by God’s strength, with Marc’s joy, passion and love for life I stay in the battle for our troops and the families of the fallen. I choose to thank God for all the gifts and blessings he has given to me.

Okay now wipe the tears, print Marc’s letter and let’s go change the world!!

HOOYAH MARC LEE!!! I love you forever, Happy 36th birthday in Heaven!

Sincerely,

Debbie Lee
Gold Star Mother of Marc Alan Lee
Spokesperson and Military Liason
Move America Forward

 

Troops Write to Say Thank You for Support!

TROOPS WRITE BACK TO SAY
 THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT!

Here at MAF we are very pleased to hear how much encouragement and joy our troops get when they receive a care package from you. With our troops facing danger every single day over in Afghanistan, a single gesture of compassion from you has a tremendous impact. Despite working 18 hours a day for weeks or some days not resting at all, they never give up, never falter, and always get the job done.

We hear over and over again from troops that receiving a care package got them through some of their toughest times on deployment. A message of support and love reminded them that they are in our hearts. Click here to send a care package and give our troops the best gift anyone can get while deployed; love, care, and support!

They can’t wait to open up something from you!!


Thank You Notes from Afghanistan ~ telling us how much these care packages made a difference and had a positive impact.



 

Letters like this remind us every day how much they mean to troops who receive nothing else all year. It’s hard to believe, but most of the time the only thing they will receive while deployed is your care package & your message of support.This next one comes from a Chaplain who requested packages for a few of his troops who really needed a boost in morale. Thanks to your generous support we are able to fulfill these requests whenever we get them.


Reading these messages helps to remind us how important sending care packages to the front lines is. As a MAF supporter, you can be proud to have reached out and touched the hearts and lives of so many troops overseas. THANK YOU!

It is only thanks to your that so many get the love and support they need!
Keep up the good work and donate today!

Good Day Sacramento TV Spot!


CHECK OUT THE TV NEWS COVERAGE!

Thanks to your efforts and generous donations we were able to make headlines Tuesday when MAF delivered more than 2,022 care packages to our local Post Office to be shipped to troops on the front lines.

Supporting the troops who keep us safe is such an important effort, local news stations came by to show the community that our troops will not be forgotten! The morning television show, Good Day Sacramento posted a great video of our shipping day. CLICK HERE TO SEE IT!

MAF on Good Day Sacramento 3/11/2014

To those who donated to make this possible, thank you!

THANK YOU “OPERATION: MAIL CALL” HEROES

Our troops will really appreciate what you have accomplished on their behalf. The supporters on this list deserve extra special thanks and recognition for really putting 100% into this effort. They put smiles on the faces of many troops overseas, so thank you all Operation Mail Call Heroes!

 

For those who might not have donated yet, it’s okay don’t worry! MAF ships care packages all year long and if you donate before the end of the day, we’ll make sure your care package gets shipped! Click here to send a care package right now and we’ll box it up and have it delivered as soon as possible!


Support our Troops!

MAF Care Packages Include these great items:
Roger Family Gourmet CoffeeJelly Belly “Candy Diplomacy” Jelly beans, Swiss Miss Hot ChocolateGenuine Oreo CookiesPainted hills 100% Free Range Beef JerkyPlanters Nuts/Trail MixHoo-Ahhs Extra Large Field TowelsSpeed Stick DeodorantSPF Lip BalmSPF Sunblock“For the Troop” CD’s Featuring Lt Dan Band and Montgomery GentrySupport the troops Military Crisis Wristbands,Military OneSource Resource PacketU.S. ConstitutionVarious Novels and other Reading Material, assorted candy from Hershey company & Mars Chocolate candyPlaying Cards
MOST IMPORTANTLY – EACH CARE PACKAGE COMES WITH A
PERSONAL NOTE YOU FILL OUT WITH YOUR DONATION!

Great Job! OP Mail Call a Success!


GREAT JOB! THANK YOU FOR MAKING
OPERATION MAIL CALL A SUCCESS!

Thanks to your efforts and generous donations we were able to make headlines today when MAF delivered more than 2,022 care packages to our local Post Office where they will be shipped to troops on the front lines.

Supporting the troops who keep us safe is such an important effort, local news stations came by to show how wonderful Operation Mail Call is and get the word out to the community that our troops will not be forgotten!

Here are some awesome pictures from the event today where volunteers came by to help us deliver all the packages at the Post Office:

The crew of the hit CBS 13 morning show GOOD DAY SACRAMENTO came by to film our care package delivery. GOOD DAY SACRAMENTO sent reporter Lori Wallace to cover the event. Here she is posing with MAF’s Melanie Morgan.
Volunteers worked together as a team to unload the truck full of over 2,000 boxes. Inside, volunteers get the boxes ready for the final step in the process. Thousands of shipping lables had to be prepared!
After applying the shipping label and postage, it’s ready to go to Afghanistan! Great job, kids! Our volunteers were working so hard, the Post Office staff really had to huslte to keep up!
After all the care packages were dropped off, volunteers gathered with MAF Chairman and Co-Founder Melanie Morgan at the CBS TV Studio to celebrate a job well done! Volunteers at the TV studio celebrate MAF’s 10th Anniversary with a birthday cake! Our commemrative 10th Anniversary logo is on the cake and the t-shirts!

Thanks to your generosity and hard work, today was one of our largest, most successful shipments of care packages to date.

Supporting the troops is more than just a nice sounding bumper sticker! With MOVE AMERICA FORWARD, it is a sustained effort that we put our heart and soul into because we really appreciate our troops and everything they sacrifice for us!

To those who donated to make today possible, thank you!

Our troops will really appreciate what you have accomplished on their behalf. For those who might not have donated yet, it’s okay don’t worry! MAF ships care packages all year long and if you donate before the end of the day, we’ll make sure your care package gets shipped! Click here to send a care package right now and we’ll box it up and have it delivered as soon as possible!

 


Support our Troops!




MAF Care Packages Include these great items:

Roger Family Gourmet CoffeeJelly Belly “Candy Diplomacy” Jelly beans, Swiss Miss Hot ChocolateGenuine Oreo CookiesPainted hills 100% Free Range Beef JerkyPlanters Nuts/Trail MixHoo-Ahhs Extra Large Field TowelsSpeed Stick DeodorantSPF Lip BalmSPF Sunblock“For the Troop” CD’s Featuring Lt Dan Band and Montgomery GentrySupport the troops Military Crisis Wristbands,Military OneSource Resource PacketU.S. ConstitutionVarious Novels and other Reading Material, assorted candy from Hershey company & Mars Chocolate candyPlaying CardsMOST IMPORTANTLY – EACH CARE PACKAGE COMES WITH A
PERSONAL NOTE YOU FILL OUT WITH YOUR DONATION!