Ravens and 49ers Tied 42-42!!


Yesterday the San Francisco 49ers fans had pulled far ahead of the Ravens in donations for the troops serving overseas. After sending out the email showing the score at 35-21, it looks like Ravens fans rallied hard to come back. In an amazing show of generosity for our troops, the score is now virtually tied!

Points are based on a formula we have devised for translating donations into football touchdowns. This is simply to make our little competition more fun!



Which team will break the tie before game-day? With only 4 days left until Super Bowl Sunday, it’s still anyone’s game! 

Help our troops in Afghanistan and at the same time vote for the team you think will win the big game. Will it be the San Francisco 49ers or the Baltimore Ravens? The choice is yours!

Donate for the San Francisco 49ers                             Donate for the Baltimore Ravens

Our care packages include…


MAF Care Packages Include:

Starbucks Coffee
Oreo Cookies
Ocean Spray Craisins Trail Mix
Hot Chocolate
Lip Balm
Painted Hills Beef Jerky
Candy Diplomacy Jelly Beans
For The Troops CDs
Diana Nagy “The Journey of Life” CDs
Planters Nuts or Trail Mix
Hot Apple Cider
Bug Repellant
Wet Wipes
Most Importantly, a Personal note from YOU!
Pentagon Cuts Cooked Breakfast for Troops

It’s not just a rumor anymore. Several newspapers have now confirmed the fact that our brave troops  fighting the Taliban and Al-Qaed in Afghanistan are being denied 2 out of 4 hot meals that they normally expect to be provided for them. Instead, they get MRE’s now.

During drawdown, Pentagon cuts cooked
breakfast for some troops in Afghanistan

By John Solomon
January 27, 2013

The Army has stopped serving cooked breakfasts to some of the U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan as part of its drawdown, a move that prompted troops to write home asking their families and friends to send care packages with cereal, breakfast bars and other foods.

The Army told the Washington Guardian the current cutbacks began Jan. 1, and affect about 2,700 soldiers deployed in forward operating bases in more remote areas of Afghanistan.The affected soldiers are being given packaged meals known as MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) as substitutes for a cooked breakfast, the officials said.

Several families of affected soldiers began contacting the Washington Guardian several days ago to raise concerns about the change, reporting their sons, daughters or spouses had written home to seek care packages after the end of cooked breakfasts.

The families refused to speak on the record for fear their loved ones might be singled out for complaining.

Here’s an example of some items a soldier might find in his or her “Breakfast” MRE.

If you think our troops deserve better, how about sending a care package filled with GOOD tasting food that’s also portable, like powdered Gatorade or hot cocoa that can easily be mixed in minutes, or cookies and beef jerky that stay safe and delicious for weeks.

Our troops need us more than ever. They don’t complain about situations like this, they simply tough it out, and draw the strength they need to get through the day. But we know that they deserve so much better than what they’re getting from the DoD right now.

We can help – answer the call put out by those 2,7000 affected troops – who wrote home to their moms and dads for help. Help us send care packages to those remote bases in Afghanistan where the troops need better food!

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