Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tough Times?

No doubt, we are all feeling the pinch of the recession.

Times are tough, stresses are high...everyone is feeling the effects of our current economy.

As a result of these difficult times; an organization by the name of "Treats for Troops" shut down as of June 21st. For six years, 'TFT' has been dedicated to sending packages to our soldiers. I fear, this may become a trend among volunteer groups, who donate their time and goods.

PLEASE don't let this happen.

Our soldiers deserve letters and packages from home.

These brave men and women have voluntarily stepped up, to be the defenders of our nation. Please don't take them for granted.

Our military consists of sons and daughters, husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, cousins, nephews and nieces, grandsons and granddaughters, neighbors.

I received the nicest letter from my Marine; I am honored to be his Angel! He spoke warmly of his family, his love of God and his pride for our country.

There is a certain MudPuppy among us, who celebrates a birthday next month! Will he be home, enjoying a cold beer with his buddies and seeing his mom's eyes? No! He will still be in Afghanistan, still living in dust, still avoiding a hit by an IED, still fighting for us.

If you have never sent a package to a soldier, I'm asking you to do it once.

If you have sent a package or two in the past, thank you! Please send one more!

If you feel you can write one letter a week and mail one package a month to a soldier...please visit SoldiersAngels.

If you would like the address for Zachary, MudPuppy or Christopher (Holly's beau)...please let me know!

These are OUR soldiers!

May Almighty God Bless each and every Airman, Soldier, Sailor and Marine!


Hammer said...

charities are really feeling the pinch. They are usually the first things to get cut from the budget when times are tough.

However, now isn't the time to cut back when it comes to supporting our troops.

Thanks for the heads up.

MightyMom said...

guess I need to send Mudpuppy a birthday card, huh?

Mary Ellen said...

Even though I'm struggling with unemployment, I still find a way to send my packages to my adopted soldier - it takes so little, really, to show them how much we appreciate what they're doing!

I thank you for spreading the word, and for connecting me with Soldier's Angels those many months ago.

joyce said...

Why is mudpuppy's site down? did he go private again? yikes. I was enjoying reading him again since my computer crashed.

please email his address, and I will send him a card. Thanks, Joyce at

One Scrappy Chicklet said...

I am a Soldiers Angel and am happy to anounce that our young Marine has made it home safely. This time my scrapbook group has decided to adopt Christopher's team and we will be sending packages and letters monthly for them.


AirmanMom said...

hammer...I thank you for stopping by and reading these words.

AirmanMom said...

mighty mom...all of our soldiers deserve a word of thanks (and perhaps a happy birthday wish!)

AirmanMom said...

me...your dedication to your soldier is certainly deeply appreciated. SA is an outstanding organization! My first soldier has returned home, and I now have a marine who I honored to send letters and packages!

AirmanMom said...

joyce...I'm not sure what happened to mudpuppy's blog, I'll drop him an e-mail for the scoop. I will forward his address along to you.
Thank you!

AirmanMom said... is so good to hear of a soldier returning home! Your Christopher remains in my prayers...sounds like a great plan for your group!!!!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

I can see you have a new post but can't get to it. Blogger keeps telling me your blog doesnt exist. But yet if I click on your name in that same THIS BLOG DOES NOT EXIST sentence, I get here.



Julie said...

I'd be happy to help. Email me.

Bogart in P Towne said...

Two more friends being deployed to Afganistan this summer...the joys.

AirmanMom said...

hallie...gotta love blogger! I believe the glitches are more and more with each passing day. Oh well! Please let me know if you have any more problems!

AirmanMom said...

julie...I will e-mail you tonight! Thank you!

AirmanMom said...

bogart...when you receive their addresses, please e-mail me at
so that I can mail a letter and package.