A portion of every sale [of W Ketchup™] is donated
Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund,
which provides scholarships for the children
of active duty service members
killed in the line of duty.
Contact Elected Officials
Contact the President, Senators, Representatives, & government agencies
From Operation MOM's: links to the
Gov't and Non-Profit Support Sites
If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you can read this in English, thank a veteran/soldier.
(broadband 3MB .swf photo montage by Todd Clegg, GCS Distributing,
Honor, Respect, American
(1 minute, .wmv, 1.75MB)
(Anheuser-Busch, 1 minute .asf 2.6MB)
It's the Veterans
from Good Old Dogs
Reveille - A Salute to Veterans
Remember It Well
(.pps of our Troops)
Take 2 minutes, Remember our Veterans on Nov. 11th
(3.6MB .wmv )
A spoken "Silent Night" tribute to some who served
(.swf by Sandra Lee (James) Gilcher © 2004)
Send Cards & Correspondence to:
A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20307-5001
CharityWatch.org's "watchdog site"
American Institute of Philanthropy
Help, Remember, Honor our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Coast Guardsmen, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guardsmen, Merchant Marines
Donations are also being accepted by the Army Emergency Relief, the Navy/Marine Relief Society; the Air Force Aid Society; the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance; the American Red Cross Armed Forces Emergency Services; and the Fisher House Foundation, which provides "comfort houses" for family members who have lost servicemembers. (src: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,82385,00.html)
The Defense Department is not accepting anonymous packages for the troops overseas, but has offered suggestions on how to help or show support.
- Veteran’s of Foreign Wars
- Gary Sinise Foundation
- New Beginnings for Military Families
- Remember Their Sacrifice
- And Troop Support – Links to multiple websites on how to help!
Staten Island, NY: Care packages are sent to our military that are deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait for Staten Islanders, New Yorkers or those from New York in close support.)
The FRONTLINE FAITH™ Project delivers MP3 players preloaded with spiritual content, especially as it pertains to military service, to members of our armed forces currently deployed or returning from deployment, with special emphasis on injured troops and troops stationed in Iraq or Afghanistan.
CatholicMil.org: Catholics in the Military, personnel, Chaplins, and families
Find Baptismal Records
Cell Phones for Soldiers &
Print a pre-paid shipping label to send in your phone Help Soldiers Call Home.
Operation Independence: organizes and sends care packages to deployed troops.
Army & Air Force Exchange Service: Gift Cards, Certificates, & Pre-paid Calling Cards
(..ANYONE can purchase
AAFES Gift Cards and Gift
Certificates for troops downrange)
Operation Gratitude: Care Packages for Military
Let's Bring'em Home: Help Them travel home on leave.
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation: higher education need-based financial assistance to the sons and daughters of Marines, former Marines, U.S. military families
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Homes for Our Troops: Building specially adapted homes for our severely injured veterans
(Homes For Our Troops phone: 508-823-3300, a non-profit, non-partisan 501 (c)(3) organization, AIP rated A- by CharityWatch.org's "American Institute of Philanthropy")
- Military OneSource (militaryonesource.com, military oriented)
(build long term wealth through savings & debt reduction)
Finance, Amortization Tables, Credit, Credit Bureau, Credit Cards, Credit Reports, Collection Agency, Debt, FICO, FICO score, Finance Calculators, Interest, Interest Rates, Loans, Mortgage, Mortgages, Payment Calculators, Real Estate, Relocation
Job Links, Jobs, Salary, Career Development, Moving/Relocate,
Support the Troops Action Center
Let's Say Thanks
(Xerox Corporation has created "Let's Say Thanks",
a national program designed to deliver..cards to servicemen and women overseas with messages of support from home.)
Freedom Calls Foundation
(..keep our troops..in touch with their families.)
Xerox's "Let's Say Thanks in Support of our Troops"
(quote: "This Web site gives you an opportunity to send a free printed postcard to U.S. solders stationed overseas showing your support and appreciation for the service to our country." [Aug06] )
America Supports You
Ways to Support our Troops via many non-profit homefront groups
- Computer Donation
- Donate Frequent Flyer Miles
- Entertainment for the Troops
- Gift Certificates
- Help for the Wounded
- Helping Troops Help Others
- Homes for Disabled Troops
- Letters and Messages
- Military Family Support
- Other Support
- Phone Cards
- Send Care Packages
- Service Aid Societies
- Training and Placement for Veterans
- Tragedy Assistance
- Video Conferencing
- Veteran Service Organizations
Treat Any Soldier
(tips on what soldiers need & arranges care packages)
Yellow Ribbon America
(assists with funeral expenses, babysitting, car repairs, laptops, more)
Adopt a Platoon
(mail support, promotes patriotism in schools/communities, humanitarian aid)
- Wounded Warrior Project
The 'Project' & 'Ride' seeks to assist those men and women of our armed forces who have been severely injured during the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other hot spots around the world.
Operation Gratitude (care packages & support our troops links)
Coalition to Salute America's Heroes
Links for Job Seekers & Employers for
severely wounded and disabled War on Terror Veterans
(more jobs links)
Thanks for a job well done! - A lesson in patience and gratitude
Operation: MOM includes all family and friends of those who are active military personnel. 'Our Family - Your Freedom" ..a support group for parents, spouses, sisters, brothers, close family, and friends of those securing our freedom, whether here or afar. ..Operation: MOM includes all branches of service.
"Hire a Hero" Career Center for Military Severely Injured Center
A U.S. Dept. of Defense support program for employment to wounded or disabled veterans. Submit a request for information form Help take care of servicemembers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Job searches on site.
Defend America: What You Can Do to
Support Our Troops and to
Thank the U.S. Military
(virtural greeting card)
Adopt A Soldier/Hugs to Kuwait
Send a greeting via e-mail through Operation Dear Abbey or
Operation Military Pride (OMP)
(distributes email & care package troop information )
(removed OMP link 07/25/05 pending check of non-profit status)
Support Our Troops links:
(ship books to bases, ships, U.S. Military hospitals, & U.S.O.s)
Show a Service Member You Care &
"Operation USO Care Package":
(US Affiliate Locations &
For every $25 donation you make, the USO will send a care package with both needed and requested items valued at approximately $75 to a deployed service man or woman
Operation (AC) Air Conditioner (send air conditioners [and other items] to the Troops in Iraq.)
(sources: Fox News Channel: "Dayside w/Linda Vester" & the Department of Defense)
America Supports You
for more "Support our Troops" links,
How to develop your own support team,
and sent messages to the troops.
Program materials & promotional items,
Stories, read Messages to the Troops, &
Send A Message to our Soldiers,
Messages from our Soldiers,
a list of many
Independent organizations who are
ready and willing to help you support the troops,
Adopt a Sniper
(.swf 'flash' movie: flash player download)
(formerly 'Adopt a Sniper')
"They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
-- General John Sedgwick, Union Commander, died 1864.
Killed in battle during US Civil War
Here is a list of Websites for several organizations
sponsoring programs for members of the US Armed Forces overseas:
"Want to send a care package to Any Soldier in Iraq,
but have no idea of what to send, who to send it to, or how to send it?"
Attn: Any Soldier via
Suggestions for what to send"
note: The "AnySoldier"
site has many links to other 'Support our Troops' websites. It's worth a visit.
Sergeant Brian Horne's web page
member of the 'Sky Soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, U.S. Army.'
Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund
Freedom Alliance, a 501(c)3 educational and charitable foundation
Operaton Hero Miles:
Official Web Site
at http://www.heromiles.org +
Learn How Americans Use Frequent Flyer Miles to Support Our Troops
"The military does not pay the cost of their [domestic] travel in the United States,
so your frequent flyer miles are a huge help. Americans have donated their unused frequent
flyer miles to the Department of Defense to help troops travel home
and spend quality time with their loved ones, without worrying about how much it will cost."
(link source: Fox News Cable TV,
Your World w/Neil Cavuto, Fox News Channel, Dec. 5, 2003)
U.S. Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger
Maryland's 2nd District) who presented "Operation Hero Miles" on Cavuto's show, December 5, 2003.
Airlines Currently Accepting Donations via the
Fisher House Foundation
Operation Hero Miles:
Details & Procedures (03Sep06)
see other information re:
AirTranAlaskaAmerica WestAmericanContinentalDelta Air LinesMidwestNorthwestUnitedUS Airways
An example of local support, in the Imperial Valley, California area,
was the adoption of the "Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment"
(home base: Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Ca., US.)
Care package items are accepted
at Westmorland, Ca.'s City Hall.
Call 760-344-3559 for more info.
Items sought: non-perishable
food e.g.'s cereal powdered milk, beef jerky, granola bars, breakfast bars,
dried fruits, chips, cookies,
tuna, gum, hard candy, crackers, fruit juices, etc.
Personal hygiene items: toothbrushes,
toothpaste, razors, shaving cream, soap, toilet paper, baby wipes,
moist towelettes, deodorant,
waterless hand cleaners, 'zip lock bags' plus reading materials, letters,
socks, black electrical tape, cough drops'n more...
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
U.S. Soldier Fights To Keep Home While In Iraq
Wife Says Bank [Wells Fargo] Threatens To Foreclose On Sergeant's House,
(Internet Broadcasting, 1Mar05)
(re: lease termination, foreclosure, interest rate cap, delays/stays in legal proceedings,
preventing and reopening Default Judgments, Rental housing eviction protection,
Pre-service Real/Personal property installment contracts and leases,
Mortgage and Storage Lien protection, taxes, insurance, small business owner protection,
powers of attorney, voting rights, statute of limitations, )
Google: search results
JAL ADVISORY 13: SERVICEMEMBERS' CIVIL RELIEF ACT PRIMER (JA, USMC - 01/02/2004)
Operation Home Front:
Laws and Legislation (IL)
Deployment Documents and Information
Organizations & Support:
- Paralyzed Veterans of America